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
, 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