Aloeride, Probiotics, and Overtraining
The rush to be beautiful, thin, and fit has become a national pastime. Rushing to the gym, working out three or four times a week, giving it their all, a lot of people don’t realize it – they might be overtraining!
Overtraining can best be described as burnout or chronic fatigue, or an imbalance of physical and psychological training or competition. Early stages of overtraining include not taking enough breaks from exercise, or just plain overexertion – both of which are called the orthosympathic form of overtraining. In more advanced stages, your orthosympathetic form becomes totally exhausted, which allows the parasympathetic system to become dominant.
Lodged in a permanent ‘fight or flight’ mode, the body of the overtrainee is in a constant flux. The adrenal glands that pump out hormones like adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, are not designed to cope with the marathon longevity that overtraining requires. When the adrenal glands are exhausted, they fail to regulate hormonal concentrations appropriately which can lead to serious problems. Overtrainees tend to exhibit progressive anemia, and blood tests may reveal low hemoglobin and low hematocrit levels.
While the overtrainee will typically complain of underperformance, they are become highly susceptible to common infections and injuries, have a persistently high level of fatigue, heavy muscles, and may suffer from depression. Sleeplessness, having trouble going to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night, or feeling unrefreshed after waking are also asymptomatic of overtraining. Loss of appetitie, loss of weight, loss of competitive drive, increased emotional instability such as anxiety and mental exhaustion, or having a poor attitude toward training and musculoskeletal soreness may also plague the overtrainee. Because the athlete will react to underperformance by training more rather than allowing the body to rest, many of symptoms are totally ignored until they feel their performance is up to speed.
A do-it-yourself technique of monitoring overtraining is to monitor your pulse rate immediately upon rising each morning. If your pulse is elevated more than 8 beats per minute above its average, then you may be falling into the cycle of overtraining. Another method is to check your body weight. Dropping more than three pounds during a week may be a signal that you need to slow down.
To bounce back from overtraining, you need to lower your stress load and increase your down time. Athletes should consider not training at all for one to two weeks. Increase the amount of sleep you get each day to around 9 hours of solid sleep. And lastly, increase your antioxidant intake to 200%.
You will also need to combine a nutritious whole food diet with Aloeride© and probiotics. Many athletes have been known to train three to four times weekly without giving their bodies the important fuel that it must have to compensate for that amount of rigorous training. In addition, improving the immune system through the use of Aloeride© also reduces the number and severity of infections that they might encounter.
Anyone, not just athletes, who suffers from an imbalance between physical and psychological stress should change their balance and use Aloeride© regularly, along with probiotics and a highly absorbably whole food diet plan to get back to feeling like a top performer again!