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.
Credit: Peter Cade / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
The Adventure Issue
Eight Trips That Take Your Further
Plus: The Toughest Agent in the NFL
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Cesar Millan's Life Advice
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.