What’s a Healthy Body?
When you’re trying to become fit, it can sometimes be tempting to forget about health altogether. You get so caught up in how your body looks that you don’t pay that much attention to how it feels. In order to avoid this, there are certain questions you need to ask yourself.
Are you prone to anorexia or gymnorexia? Nowadays, people take anorexia seriously even though this was not always the case. Gymnorexia is also a real condition and it can affect both men and women. Working out for an hour a day is fine. But if you have an urge to do a lot more than that and to maintain a high level of intensity, you might be suffering from gymnorexia.
Some people get really addicted to the high they get from running and other kinds of cardiovascular activity. Even in terms of weights, there are those who are looking for the “ultimate pump.” Although this is, for the most part, good for you, it’s also possible to overdo it and suffer injuries in the long run.
In order to avoid this, try to keep your workouts balanced. Do weights as well as cardio. Work on upper body as well as lower body. Try to build a strong core, which includes your abdominal muscles as well as your back.
Speak to your personal trainer about your workout habits and whether they’re good for your overall health. A good personal trainer will be able to spot the things that you seem to be addicted to and move you into a more balanced routine. This might be difficult to do in the long run and you may find that you’re not enjoying your workouts as much in the beginning. But as time goes on, your body will adjust to using all your muscles and you’ll reap the benefits in terms of overall strength and health.
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