KEY POINTS

  • Adele revealed that she’s been working out “two to three times a day”
  • A medical expert said excessive exercise could have long-term health risks
  • The singer gave her fans a sneak peek at her upcoming single “Easy on Me” on Instagram

Adele is enjoying working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but an expert has warned that her exercise regimen could have detrimental effects on her body in the long run. 

In an interview with Vogue published earlier this week, Adele revealed that she’s become so “addicted” to exercising that she’s now working out “two to three times a day.” According to the Grammy-winning songstress, she had spent many of the early pandemic days inside the gym and would exercise while watching a movie on the TV. 

However, a medical expert said that Adele’s extreme routine could have adverse effects on her muscles, joints and immune system. 

“Maintaining a moderate exercise routine is an essential component of leading a healthy lifestyle. But working out two to three times a day is way too much,” WebMD chief medical officer John Whyte told New York Post Friday. 

The doctor went on to say that excessive intense workouts could lead to a number of “overuse injuries,” which are muscle or joint injuries caused by repetitive trauma.

“When we work out, we’re putting stress on our muscles, bones and organs. And if we don’t give those parts of our body a chance to heal after use, their function can begin to deteriorate,” he explained.

Explaining the effect of an intense routine on the immune system, Whyte said that cortisol is produced when the body is subjected to chronic stress. When the steroid hormone becomes elevated in the body, the ability of the immune system to combat diseases is suppressed. 

But for Adele, her exercise regimen that led to her 100-pound weight loss did not just make her strong physically, but also mentally and emotionally. Hence, she hinted that she’s determined to keep doing the routine for the long term.

“It was never about losing weight. I thought, ‘If I can make my body physically strong, and I can feel that and see that, then maybe one day I can make my emotions and my mind physically strong,’” she said in her interview with Vogue.

The “Hello” hitmaker continued, “Your overall health is of utmost importance. It’s not just about weight loss or looking good. And simultaneously taking care of your mind and body in a healthy way will ensure lasting benefits.”

Meanwhile, Adele recently gave her fans a sneak peek at her upcoming single “Easy on Me,” which is set for release on Oct. 15. She went on her first Instagram Live Saturday and played a snippet of the song toward the end of the video chat, according to People

“There ain't no gold in this river that I've been washing my hands in forever. I know there is hope in these waters, but I can't bring myself to swim when I am drowning in this silence. Baby, let me in,” Adele was heard singing in the snippet that featured a brief piano solo. 

Adele Pictured: Singer Adele looks walks in during the second half in Game Five of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on July 17, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images