Richard G. Petty, MD

Exercise Burn Out

When we think about burnout, most of us concentrate on the psychological, relational and subtle aspects of the problem. But it is really important to be aware that just about any activity that isn’t balanced and moderated can burn us out.

I have just read a very nice article about avoiding workout burnout. We have all known youngsters who have so over-indulged in something like chocolate cake that they have become sick. Despite Mae West assuring us that “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful,” even the most positive of activities can turn around and bite us if not done in moderation. How many of us have returned to the gym and behaved like a bull in a china shop. And paid for it for the next three days….

One thing to add to this nice article. If you do over do it in the gym, and your muscles feel as if you’ve just gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson, you can usually reduce the period of pain and stiffness with the supplement Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). So long as you are not sensitive to it, three 500mg capsules can be very helpful.

“Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.”
–Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer, 1835-1910)

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About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.

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