Signs That You Need to Stop Exercising

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While exercise is vital to maintain your well-being, it’s important to remember that there is such a thing as overexerting yourself. In fact, sometimes, too much exercise can threaten your health. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation you are unfamiliar with, then here are some signs that you need to stop exercising.

You Feel Chest Pain

Although you shouldn’t jump to conclusions, chest pain could be a sign of heart disease. Nausea, headaches, and jaw pain are other potential signs. Regardless of your specific symptoms, it’s always a good idea to consult a medical professional for treatment or advice.

Chills or Blurred Vision

These kinds of strange feelings could be a sign of a heat stroke. If your body temperature is extremely high, then your body may be trying to cool itself down due to its irregular temperature spike. Cease your workout immediately and seek medical help.

Stiff Muscles

Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is fairly common after exercise, often happening around 24 hours after exercising a muscle group that hasn’t been worked in a while. Still, it’s best not to exert the sore area if you still experience DOMS, instead focusing on other muscles while allowing the tender area to rest and rebuild.