When excess sport ends up harming your health

“You can be addicted to physical activity just as you can be to alcohol or drugs. These are the same symptoms of addiction, ”says Laurent Karila, doctor professor of addictology and psychiatry at the University of Paris-Saclay. unknown / B. Small – stock.adobe.com

DECRYPTION – Accidents, doping, social isolation… Addiction to physical activity presents many risks.

Are the duration and number of your sports sessions constantly increasing? Is your practice taking you further and further away from your loved ones? Is it affecting your professional life? Have you started taking protein supplements? If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, you may already be overly addicted to physical activity.

In a book titled Sport, my prison without bars (Editions Bold), the author Servane Heudiard delivers a powerful testimony on his addiction to training. A devouring passion that ended up putting her in danger. “I suffered three serious bicycle accidentsconfides the young woman. The latter was a trigger both to curb my practice and to help those who suffer. L’addiction au sport is a subject that is not yet taken seriously enough, we must warn more

The alarm bell meets, it is true, little echo at a time when running, cycling, swimming and others…

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