Exercise is Wise

Some of us have New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more, but some doctors say that can lead to overtraining syndrome.  Overtraining syndrome is essentially burnout, exercising too much with minimal rest, which may make you give up on your resolution. Pace yourself; start off slow and be realistic with yourself. Exercise is more than losing weight; it can help prevent heart disease and other chronic illnesses, improve your mood, reduce stress levels, and help you sleep better. Consult with a physician at Philadelphia FIGHT to discuss more benefits of exercising and ask questions about the best ways you can incorporate exercise in your life without overexerting

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