Heidi’s new obsession

21 Jun

14 hour day workouts

By Alya Alyssa Kattan

Heidi Montag is making headlines once again but this time it’s for her recent rapid weight loss and not for another enhanced body part!  She lost 27 pounds in 2 months by running and weight lifting 14 hrs a day.

Obviously this is being a little too excessive and is a very unhealthy way to lose weight.   How much exercise is too much?  Well the American College of Sports Medicine recommends doing moderately intense cardio for only 30 min a day, five days a week, or doing vigorously intense cardio for only 20 min a day, three days a week. For weight lifting, they recommend doing 8 to 10 strength-training exercises, with 8 to 12 repetitions of each exercise 2 times a week.  It is healthy to lose only 1-2 pounds a week.  Below I have listed just a few of the serious health risks caused by exercising excessively.

Dangers of too much exercise:

  • Injuries – excessive exercise strains your tendons and ligaments putting them at risk for tears.
  • Loss of lean muscle mass and bone density.
  • Weakened immune system that makes you more prone to colds and viruses, fatigue, and exhaustion.
  • For women, excessive exercise affects the balance of hormones, leading to loss of period, fertility problems and osteoporosis.
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3 Responses to “Heidi’s new obsession”

  1. reem July 1, 2011 at 2:25 PM #

    omg ! is she for real?! 14 hrs of exercise everyday!!
    we all want to lose weight but 14hrs is waaay too much!

  2. avie April 18, 2012 at 3:06 PM #

    14hrs a day exercise is for people who do not have a life, just gym lolz.

  3. Ria April 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM #

    this is just too much. i mean, spending more than half of your day working out? but i guess when you’re a celebrity you have all the time to spare just to look great.

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