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Risks and Consequences of Vigorexy

Risks and Consequences of Vigorexy

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“Risks and Consequences of Vigorexy” 
Attention Getting-Opener:
As we had heard, vigorexy is an addiction to exercise or a disorder in whichpeople do exercise or sports continuously without considering the consequences of this, because these people are always forcing their bodies to the maximum and it isvery dangerous.Today, we will be able to know the risks and consequences of vigorexy.
Now, I will start by explaining you about the risks of Vigorexy. 
Risks that Vigorexy has:
In 2004, I wrote a book called: “
Foundations of Personal fitness” 
, in which in thechapter six of the book I put my attention in the distorted body image of vigorexicpeople and I explained the risks that vigorexy has on those people, for example:
Vigorexic people consume steroids as a way to increase their muscular mass and as a risk, they suffer insomnia for the big amount of medication they take.
Infertility in women:
Most of the time, vigorexic women are in the gym, andthey do too much exercise with heavy machines and it can affect the uterus for the weigh that it receive and cause infertility in women in the future.
Also, in an investigation I did in 2007 in the
“San Diego County Rehabilitation Center for Eating Disorders, Chemical Dependency, Trauma Treatment and PainManagement” 
I found these risks of Vigorexy:
Vigorexic people tends to feel depression, because they are mostof time in the gym and for this reason they lose their social life and friends andthis cause loneliness;
also, they lose their jobs and significant relationships over their workout schedule.
As these kinds of people have a distorted body image, they feeluncomfortable with their body and as a result they commit suicide.
Now, we know about the risks that a vigorexic person can suffer. Let’scontinue by explaining to you about the consequences of vigorexy.
Consequences of Vigorexy:
Several health problems and injuries:
it can occur when exercisingexcessively. In an article that I wrote after of a investigation I did with mycolleagues in psychology Dr. Brenda Woods and in medicine Dr. Kevin Wandler in 2006 for the non-profit organization
“Finding Balance” 
, we found that trainingthrough pain can cause broken bones, pain of tendons, muscles, joints, highblood pressure, heart diseases, sleeplessness, irritability, lack of appetite,constant tiredness and difficulty on concentrating.
Disproportion between body parts:
In 2008, I worked with my colleague thepsychologist Dr. Claudio Schenker in the “Fitness Science Annual” and wefound that the vigorexia habits cause physical and aesthetic problems, such asdisproportionate displastic, also between body and head, due to excessiveweight and diet. For example, a person could have a strong and big body, butwith a small head.
The diet that people who are experiencing Vigorexy consume:
According toan investigation I did in 2004 for the non-profit organization in USA

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