Galen on the dangers of excessive exercise

We all know that “too much of a good thing is a bad thing,1” whether we watched the Karate Kid movies or not.  Working too long leads to tiredness and slows down performance, eating too much leads to health problems, and even reading too long can lead to vision problems.

What we may not realise in these days of consumer gadgets is that it is actually possible to exercise excessively.  The ancients recognised this, and they said that it was better to have a healthy body than an athlete’s body.
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