Dealing with exercise addiction

November 20, 1990|By Los Angeles Times Syndicate

Here's how you can deal with exercise addiction:

* Cut back on your workout routine.

* Alternate strenuous workouts with light and moderate sessions.

* Occasionally skip a workout.

* Stop when you feel pain.

* Work out with a less-ambitious partner, whose pace will slow you down.

* Cross-train via workouts in other sports to stress different muscles, tendons and ligaments.

* Try a gentler activity, such as brisk walking, to replace a strenuous one, such as full-court basketball.

* Develop interests outside of exercise and sports.

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