If your physical performance is lagging, there is a good chance that you feel a little mentally off as well. While physical activity is often linked to decreases in depression and anxiety, overtraining can increase depression, irritability, and moodiness. A common sentiment amongst athletes who are overtrained is that they lose their enthusiasm for their sport and competitive spirit.
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