Are you overtraining? Part 6.
Today is day six of our overtraining syndrome series! If you haven’t read the others yet you can find them HERE
Below are several key indicators that you might be overtraining.
Increased perceived effort during workouts.
Loss of appetite
Agitation & moodiness
Insomnia or restless sleep
Chronic or nagging injuries
Stress and/or depression
Sleep is critical. If you are not sleeping and sleeping well your progress will slow down. Our bodies need these precious hours to rest and ideally repair itself. But overproduction of stress hormones, as mentioned yesterday, may not allow you to wind down or completely relax.
If that is the case, sleep becomes much less effective, further compounding fatigue & moodiness.
Do you have trouble sleeping?
What’s your thermostat set to? Most research has found that the best temperature to sleep in falls between 68-72 degrees.
Another great tip is to shut your screens off an hour before you plan to go to sleep. That is a big challenge for me. I might look into those ‘book’ things!