The physical activity of exercising positively affects both mental and bodily health. Exercise reduces anxiety and depression, and increases energy levels. It also lowers the risk for chronic diseases. These benefits are not available to everyone. Compulsive exercising is also a common symptom for various eating disorders (Bulimia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa).
What is compulsive exercise?
The American National Eating Disorder Association defines compulsive exercise to be one or more of these:
- Medical complications can significantly affect essential activities. They may occur in inappropriate times and in unsuitable settings. Continue to exercise Even if you are injured or have to do something else
- Feeling anxious, depressed, and distressed when you are not exercising
- The rise of a Feeling of discomfort as a result Inactivity
- Exercise can be used to control emotions
- Use exercise as a purification method
- Exercise as a food permit
- Doing hidden exercise
- You’re not fast enough, good enough or challenging enough during an exercise session.
Compulsive Exercise, Body Image and Obsession
Exercise is important for your health and appearance. Compulsive exercise poses a high risk to those who exercise for their appearance and weight.
Exercise has been linked to body dissatisfaction and low self-esteem.
83% American women report feeling dissatisfied about their bodies. Exercising disorders and obesity were also linked to body dissatisfaction.
How can you cope?
- Refrain from using exercise as a reward or punishment
- How to create an A routineYou love,
- When you feel guilty for not exercising, remember that rest is equally important.
- Remind yourself that fitness is more about health than aesthetics.
- Listening to your body and responding to its needs is how you act, such as when you eat.
- You can seek the help of experts if it is not possible to do it yourself.