The effects of overtraining caused by the sum total of ALL stressors in your life, including work and exercise can have direct adverse effects on your health.
It is a great time of year to be talking about this as most of us have worked hard over the last 12 months. Rest and repose is vital!
Read this salient article to get a better understanding of how the stimulation of various hormones can either help or hinder your results. Do some fun stuff over the next 2-3 weeks and watch how your body will function so much better. Breathe folks. Enjoy!