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The Sports Archives – When Athletes Are Too Committed

Life is crazy this week, so no original post. However, thought this was a very interesting read. Athletes – know when the play is worth the pain, and when you need to take some time to heal!

The Sports Archives Blog

Let’s just get this out the way: being too committed to your sport or working out is better than the alternative. You would rather be passionate about your fitness than not interested at all, which can cause plenty of health problems and, in some cases, mental issues too. But there is a fine line between working hard to be the best you can be and overdoing it. Some people just don’t know when to say.

This can manifest itself in a couple of different ways. The first is exercise addiction, a condition that causes a person to exercise excessively and which can also have troubling side effects, such as fatigue, muscle wasting, and concentration problems, among others. Another way being too committed to their craft is when athletes continue to use their body in an activity despite suffering from a serious injury. We’re going to take a look at some…

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Athlete of the Month: Megan Wheeler

12-time district champion, state champion, two-time All-American, winner of three junior national titles, and competitor at the 2004 Olympic Trials. However, a severe shoulder injury brought her dreams of going to the Olympics and becoming a professional swimmer to a halt. Yet, an end to an athletic career made way for other passions, and a much stronger person.