Why Excessive Exercise Is Bad For You

  1. Exercise is addictive.

Consistent exercise causes the body to produce endorphins, which are hormones secreted by your pituitary gland to block pain, decrease anxiety and create feelings of euphoric happiness. But endorphins are chemically similar to the drug morphine, and so for many people, compulsive exercise can be psychologically addictive. For regular exercisers, and especially for bodybuilders, triathletes, cyclists or marathoners, reducing or stopping exercise suddenly – or even missing one single workout – can result in depression, stress and anxiety.

This “mouse on a wheel” attraction to exercise can result in overtraining, missing family obligations and social gatherings because of an intense “need” to exercise, and a worry that fitness will be lost or weight will gain with a day of missed exercise. The pursuit of exercise turns from a way to experience the beauty of nature or spend time with friends to a feeling of going to work or being stuck in a rut.

Why KERNETHETICS solves this problem.

The release of endorphins by your body can help you become addicted to flexing and thus develop a natural ritual of healthy exercise. There are no reasons to miss out on positive aspects of your life because your always down at the gym or out on a run, simply because you can flex anytime anywhere. When your body tells you it’s time to flex, you can just pull a few intensive one’s off at a party, on a plane, at work, anywhere. You have control of how much you flex so you don’t have to worry about missing out on working out –  just a few intensive flexes are all you need, so you can focus on the good things in life while you flex.


  1. Exercise Hurts The Heart

In one study, British researchers examined 12 runners and rowers with an average age of 57, who each had completed a total of 43 years of consistent training and 178 marathons, 65 ultramarathons, and 4 Ironman triathlons. Half of the athletes showed signs of fibrosis, or scarring of heart tissue, compared to none of age-matched “non-exercising” controls.

In addition, wear and tear of years of heavy-duty workouts or lifelong endurance exercise can weaken heart muscles – predisposing you to a condition called “ventricular arrhythmia” in which the heart beats erratically. This is probably due to damage to the right chamber of the heart, which can disrupt normal heart rate and rhythm, and this has literally put an end to the career of several pro endurance athletes, who engage in the type of training necessary for this problem to occur.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problem.

Bouts of heavy exercise are unnatural and our bodies were never designed to work this way. Flexing for under a minute at intervals across the day never puts pressure on the heart, it actually slowly builds a balanced body that simply gets stronger and more healthy without any stress or scaring of tissues. Thus you are building a more stable, permanent and progressive physic. There is no need for warm ups or cool downs as you are constantly conditioning the overall daily flex profile of your body.


  1. Exercise is associated with body perception disorders.

Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychological disorder in which you are excessively concerned about a perceived defect in your physical features, such as your arm or leg muscles being to small or your waistline not being thin enough. This can result in heavy, often socially isolated exercise to “repair the defect”.

Typically, this type of activity can begin in adolescence or early adulthood, but can stay with you your entire life as you strive to achieve or maintain the “perfect body”. You may turn to bodybuilding, marathoning, cycling or any other activity which uses the same muscles over and over again to try to hammer away at your perceived defects, even when it comes to the detriment of your joints or health. If you don’t have the time to exercise and address what you perceive to be a significant body issue, this can result in depression, social anxiety, and even social phobia, or complete avoidance of being in public, especially where your body might be exposed.

Often, you might justify your behavior by believing that you are a serious athlete who can never work too hard or too long at your sport, and this can often lead to excessive and addictive exercise in an attempt to control or lose weight, or sometimes to gain muscle or “sculpt” a body part.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problem

Once you are aware that you are constantly moving your body towards an optimised position without diets or heavy exercise, you relax and accept yourself as you are as you have complete control over how you can shape your body. Progression is the key, and the simple fact that you can eat what you want and still burn the calories off by running a few flexes off takes away any feelings of guilt. You have more time to enjoy you as you know your body is a constantly evolving work of art and you are the Sculpture. You have a life time to perfect it, so take your time and just keep flexing.


  1. Exercise can break up families.

In 2010, The Wall Street Journal published the article “A Workout Ate My Marriage” describing how couples become increasingly conflicted as a spouse becomes obsessed with a particular exercise goal, such as extreme weight loss – to the detriment of time spent with family.

Often, since the exercise goal can be justified as “noble”, it is difficult for a spouse or family member to negotiate with the over-exerciser to spend more time with family.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problem

Flexing can be done anytime anywhere … Even without anyone ever noticing you are. Your time is spent with the best of both worlds … Your family and your relationship are with you – but you can flex to the level you want to achieve the goals you desire without ever impacting on your life. You only ever flex against yourself, as the game is always an internal one. The competitive element comes with competing against yourself, your lethargy against your desire to optimise your mind and body.


  1. Exercise can cause diabetes.

There is a propensity for endurance athletes to eat considerable amounts of baked goodies as well as pastas, and high levels of carb rich food. Plus they consume copious amounts of sugar rich energy bars drinks chews etc etc.

Not only do these constantly surging blood sugar levels cause sugar addiction and damage to blood vessels and nerves, but they vastly increase risk for Type II diabetes as the cell surface receptors for insulin eventually become less and less sensitive to elevated insulin levels attempting to shove all the extra sugar into the muscles.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problems

People addicted to exercise are just as hung up on the sugar addiction and carbs as overweight people are. For many, they’ve developed such a craving that it’s incredibly difficult for them to stop the consumption.

This is because their bodies are out of balance with the natural balance we all have to begin with; a position that it is the most healthy for each of us and geared around our optimum performance levels. Flexing stimulates the metabolism to start to burn correctly, combined with powerful mental anchors that bind you to a more healthy routine. Rather than just saying – stop doing things that are unhealthy – which is like saying to a heroine addict stop shooting up, flexing returns the normal state of affairs to the body over time so it can balance the books, and send the right messages to the brain about what’s good for it. Flexing allows for a stage of detox, that than moves into a state of natural choice governed by the natural rhythms we all have.


  1. Exercise destroys diets.

Whether you are trying to eat a diet lower in inflammatory compounds to manage an autoimmune disease or cancer, trying to eat a lower calorie diet to lose weight or teach your body to eat less, or trying to switch to a low carbohydrate diet as mentioned earlier, it is very hard to accomplish these nutritional changes while you are engaged in heavy exercise patterns.

This is often what causes people to stop healthy lifestyle changes: they get excited about changing their daily routine, eating better, and exercising more, but heavy exercise volume causes food cravings that make it impossible to adjust to a healthy diet, the individual becomes discouraged, and simply quits altogether.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problem

Extremes of exercise or overeating yield very similar results – health issues and difficulties in getting off the problem page and on to the wagon of positive change. When you eat excessively to fuel an exercise addiction or a weight disorder, it’s simply because your body is fundamentally out of balance, but rapid change in the right direction to address this, tends to just lead to partial rejection of the healthy process itself or being discouraged altogether.

Flexing is the first stage of redressing the balance – by feeding the craving and allowing the body to detox and find its natural metabolic rhythms again. The body learns to burn more fats, use less sugar as fuel, and then become accustomed to dietary changes. This is a process that is best spread across the day – to recondition the mind and the body away from negative rituals. This is why the effects are far better than Yoga classes – that again are focused in short windows of change against a backdrop of inactivity, rather than all the time.


  1. Exercise causes inflammation.

Endurance exercise can increase oxygen utilization to over 10 to 20 times the resting state, and all this extra oxygen consumption then increases production of free radicals, which are produced as the oxygen is used to convert energy into ATP for muscle contractions. This enhanced free radical generation causes oxidative damage to muscles and other tissues, and although regular physical exercise can build the antioxidant free radical defence system, intense and high volume exercise can overwhelm these defences and cause significant free radical damage.

Oxidative stress from free radicals damages cellular proteins, membranes and genes and leads to a state of chronic, systemic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is implicated in diseases such as cancer, heart disease, strokes, MS, Alzheimer¹s, Parkinson¹s, premature ageing and almost any debilitating, degenerative condition you can name.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problem

Doing heavy aerobic exercise and long bouts of training – is simply put – bad for you when you do them to excess … Just like everything else. The key is balance. It’s well known that interval exercise can cause lower blood sugar, increase hormonal response to exercise, lower insulin levels and increased fat burning – with much, much less time spent exercising than with long slow aerobic exercises like running, biking or swimming.

Everything has a part to play, but flexing is where it all starts as a core platform to maintain the body’s natural balance and have a baseline to work from. A gradual build of health from the intensity of flexing, never throws out the body’s natural rhythms, but simply provides the the bench mark to manage your life from for the long term.


  1. Exercise is stressful.

The adrenal glands are two thumb-sized glands sitting atop your kidneys. They produce hormones like norepinephrine, cortisol and DHEA, which allow your body to respond and make adjustments to physical or emotional stress. If the intensity and frequency of the stress becomes too great, then

the adrenal glands can begin to become exhausted, and the hormones that they produce can become depleted, resulting in serious imbalances that can cause issue like estrogen dominance in women or testosterone deficiencies in men.

The end result is a tired, chronically fatigued individual who has disrupted sleep, low libido, worn-out looking eyes, a set and stressed jawline, and a “skinny fat” body look no matter how much exercise they do.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problem

Putting your body through periods of intense stress under exercise, is not going to add up to a long and prosperous life. If you’re not a sportsman, then exactly why are you trying to wear your body out? Many kid themselves that what they’re doing is good for them, it’s the twisting of the mind just like an obese person twists their mind and adopts the state of denial.  Flexing is never stressful as you never have any mental or physical pressure applied. You never over exercise – as the next time to flex can be anytime, not pushing hard to make sure your session in the gym is effective. Think of it as spreading the load … It’s easier and things last longer.


  1. Exercise damages the joints.

Let’s put it like this, people have hip replacements because they wear out. A friend of mine had sex with over 500 women and by the time he was fifty the operation was a necessity. Our bodies repair themselves but only if we give them time to recover. The problem with being addicted to eccessive exercise, is you can really put your body far beyond what is healthy and forget that you have it for life, so take care of it. If you have plantar fasciitis, IT band friction syndrome, or shoulder tendonitis, give it a rest, don’t just keep going with the same movements because you are obsessed to the detriment and breakdown of the body’s worn and tired joints.

If you like the idea of knee replacements, hip replacements, and not being able to play in the backyard with your grandkids without teeth-gritting pain then strap on that brace and head outside to run through the pain. Otherwise, just stop.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problems

Flexing never puts external pressure on your joints, it simply moves the antagonistic muscle groups against each-other with the levels of intensity that your body tells you it can handle. Therefore, there is little or no risk of injury, simply beneficial gains. Even for those who have sustained a physical problem from life, the facility to flex means that high levels of metabolic and physical function can still be maintained while convalescing. Movement increases blood circulation and allows the muscles and tendons to be worked just as they were meant to be.


  1. Exercise causes premature ageing.

Excessively wrinkled skin, is vastly accelerated by the free radical damage mentioned earlier, is not the only reason that people who exercise too much look worn and aged.

The heart has a finite number of beats, the back has a finite number of bends, and the cartilage has a finite number of shock absorptions, and once you’ve reached your quota, your body begins to fail. Combined with a fibrotic heart, worn adrenal glands, and chronic, systemic inflammation, you have the perfect storm for a prematurely aged and broken down body.

But a lifetime of indiscriminate, chronic repetitive motion exercise like a rat on a wheel is entirely another matter, and you ought to seriously reconsider your priorities if you are stuck in that rut.

Why KERNETHETICS Solves this problems

Flexing is a simple way to elevate your body to ever higher levels of fitness, wellbeing and aesthetic look. There is no stress on organs, joints, or any other part of the body, just a natural process of optimisation of the metabolism, stamina, and strength without the harmful side effects conventional exercise can reap.

It’s a simple equation. Move intensity into your day, across your day – and you will build a healthy and vital body .