A new gym has opened up right round the corner to where I live so it seems almost silly if I don’t join in order to stay in shape. As a woman, I feel that it’s quite important to take good care of yourself. You are the mother of the future generation and staying healthy is key to ensuring that you live a long and healthy life. With exams right round the corner, I feel that this will be a great way to release any stress that I may have. The perks of the gym being accessible 24 hours a day means that I can go at a time that suits me the most.
With the rise in gym culture, it’s important to ensure you know your limits. I’m not an expert in this field but as a medical student, I can only advise those who take things too far…
Body dysmorphic disorder is when someone has a distorted view of how they look and spends a lot of time worrying about their appearance. This covers anyone who is obsessed with the bulk of their muscle to those who are worryingly trying to lose as much weight as they can. It can be difficult to get the balance right between being healthy and fit to being dangerously tormented by the way you look.
I do however think that more people should be conscious of what they eat and how much exercise they do. It may seem contradictory to my feminist views of being able to do whatever you want to your body; but I think the importance of trying to prevent chronic diseases that could arise later on in life should be the priority in young adults.