The obsession with the body is something more and more common in our society, and this problem is often centered on gym users who are never satisfied with the body they are working on. These cases are being seen especially in young men, although it can affect anyone who feels that they are not well with their body and that the only solution is to put aside all their personal and social life to dedicate most of the time to working the muscles, with the sole goal of getting a body that could never see well if this problem has increased and he suffers from vigorexia.

There are ways to discover if an interest in exercise and the gym has gone from being something perfect for our health to becoming an addiction problem, the easiest method is to consult our closest environment and compare their impressions with what we perceive of the mirror. How do the people in the environment see that body? If you think it is a strong and apparently healthy body, the gym is having its effect and it is important to be proud of it. On the other hand, if while the environment thinks this, the image you have perceived in the mirror is of needing more, increasing the volume of the body and spending many more hours in the gym, this contrast of opinions is a clear indication that a problem is beginning .

The opinion of the environment is essential

Another big problem that affects those obsessed with the gym and their own body is food. From excessively strict diets to increase bodybuilding to others to lose fat that are never enough for our health. The addiction to seeking perfection in the body can become a direct attack on that own body and health.

A complete diet should be very varied and incorporate all kinds of fruits and vegetables , since vitamins and other important nutrients are obtained from them for the proper functioning of the body. In contrast, a diet based on rice and grilled meat, without variety and mixed with artificial products to increase muscles and performance in the gym is not, at all, the diet that a body needs to be perfect.

The perfect body is the one that is healthy

Of course, exercise and a good diet are the key to achieving perfection and iron health. Joining the gym is always a great idea, exercising and joining this habit to a healthy diet will ensure that we never get close to obesity and that our body is strong and useful in daily tasks.

As long as it doesn’t become an addiction, we will be doing the right thing. The mirror shows us reality as it is, and it is the interpretation of that reflection that tells us if we are seeing reality or a wrong perception . This is where the problem with the gym obsession begins, and this is where you should react.

Vigorexia is a disorder and has a solution

If after analyzing the different facets of a person in their routine, diet and day-to-day actions, it is possible that it is a person with problems, that addiction can be remedied so that they can accept their body as it is, being aware of the limitations that each person has due to their height or complexion , and assuming that family, friends and work are ahead of the gym hours and diet, since if we only make an effort to work the body and stop Besides personal and professional life, the problem of addiction could increase to other more serious ones.

The only end of everything that is done must be happiness. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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