Health Tip: Overdoing Dieting or Exercise
Too much of good thing
(HealthDay News) -- Some athletes focus too much on being thin, pushing exercise and dieting to the extreme.
This can cause long-term health issues and end up impairing athletic performance, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
So how do women know if they're taking diet and exercise too far? The academy says if you're missing menstrual periods, have a stress fracture, or have symptoms of an eating dsorder, you should discuss the following factors with your doctor:
- How you exercise and what you eat.
- Your age when menstruation began, and whether your periods are regular.
- Whether you are sexually active, use birth control and have ever been pregnant.
- If you've had a stress fracture.
- History of gaining or losing weight.
- All medications that you take.
- Any symptoms that may indicate other medical problems.
- Your family history of disease.
- Things in your life that cause stress.
- Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults
October 24, 2014
- Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns
October 21, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.