Have you ever heard the saying, "Everything in proportion"? or perhaps, that it's possible to have "too much of a good thing"? Well, I've been thinking about whether these sayings can be applied to the area of exericse, and I find that thought to be really tricky, because of the many benefits that are innately found in working out. Our health practitioner tells us to exercise often, we hear our parents tell us to do it often, the commercials on television advise us to get in as much quality exercise as we can, and to balance this with a solid and varied diet. But, is there a remote possibility that we could sometimes do too much? What I'm getting at is: can we do too much of a certain type of exercise, or of exercise in general? Personally, I'm a "workout fanatic", and so I engage in exercise at least five to six times for the week, but I've had my fair share of joint pains, muscle contractions, and other exercise-related injuries. And I've always wondered a few things: Are certain exercises safer on the joints than others? How often should we engage in the exercises that are beneficial but tough on our joints? Would really love your help!