Most people who have a regular exercise routine are sensible, they are within realistic and safe limits. However, some people take it to extremes. Their exercise routine becomes all-consuming, excessive and compulsive.
Compulsive exercise is characterised by a craving for physical training, resulting in uncontrollable excessive exercise activity with potentially harmful consequences.
Evaluating the ‘safe’ level is generally difficult, however these following questions will give a clear picture of where you are on the exercise scale and the potential of health threats:
- Do you feel guilty if you miss a routine workout?
- When you are injured or unwell do you still manage to exercise?
- Have you ever turned-down social invites with friends or family because of your exercise routine commitments?
- Do you stress-out if you miss a workout?
- Is the amount of exercise you do based on how much you eat?
- Do you have trouble relaxing because you’re not burning calories?
- If you’re unable to exercise, do you feel compelled to cut back what you eat that day?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions you may be exercising too much and endangering your health.
“Look behind a compulsion, at it’s motivation,
before it masquerades as your free will”
– Peter Zapfella
Compulsive or excessive exercise is associated with perfectionism, neuroticism, narcissism, obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders. The most prominent negative consequences are physical injuries, social impairment, and depression.
The six criteria of compulsive exercise are:
- Salience – the exercise becomes the most important thing in life.
- Conflict – refers to conflicts between the addicted person and those around him/her.
- Euphoria – the subjective experience of a “buzz” or a “high” caused by endorphins, including dopamine, adrenaline.
- Tolerance – increasing amounts of the exercise are needed to achieve the psychological effects.
- Withdrawal symptoms – unpleasant feelings, such as irritability when the exercise is reduced or stopped.
- Relapse – reversion to earlier, extreme patterns of exercise when trying to cut down on exercise.
Extreme or compulsive exercise is dangerous. The most significant dangers of extreme exercise are overuse syndromes such as stress fractures, low heart rate, amenorrhea and osteoporosis.
- Stress fractures are micro-fractures of the bone,
- Bradycardia, or low heart rate,
- Amenorrhea results from significant and rapid weight loss.
- Eating disorders
- Supplements and drug use to get the edge, including steroids.
The fitness industry has a vested interest in promoting body image, body wellness, accomplishment and achievement in their lives. Generally, that is a very positive thing and should be supported.
However some people take it too far, they don’t know when enough is enough, and they risk doing themselves harm.
Their gym membership gives them;
- a place to belong
- a way to build self-esteem
- a ‘perfect’ body is the ideal
- exercise creates a “high”
- escape from negative emotions
- only undergo weight loss if it will boost performance
- accept weight gain if it is caused by muscle development, because it aids performance
- eating disorders
These eating disorders may include;
Bulimia Nervosais a serious psychiatric illness typified by recurring binge-eating episodes (the consumption of abnormally large amounts of food in a relatively short period of time). Binge events are associated with a sense of loss of control and immediately followed by feelings of guilt and shame, which then leads the person to compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, fasting, excessive exercise and/or the misuse of laxatives, enemas or diuretics.
Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological illness with devastating physical consequences. Anorexia is characterised by low body weight and a body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight, which manifests itself through depriving the body of food. It often coincides with increased levels of exercise.
The synonyms for the word compulsive include; enthusiastic, passionate, irresistible, compelling, urgent and overwhelming.
The synonyms for the word excessive include; disproportionate, exaggerated, excoriate, extravagant, extreme, inordinate, needless, redundant, superfluous, unconscionable, unreasonable, boundless, dissipated, dizzying, immoderate, indulgent, intemperate, limitless, more, overboard, overkill, plethoric, prodigal, profligate, self-indulgent, sky-high, stratospheric, superstar, too many, unbounded, unmeasurable and way out.
People who are more likely to develop a dependency include those who:
- suffer from depression,
- bipolar disorder,
- anxiety disorders, or
- schizophrenia, and
- Have easy access to the chemical or behavior.
- Experience low self-esteem.
- Have relationship problems.
- Live a stressful economic or emotional lifestyle.
- Associate with people, or live in a culture where there is a high social acceptance of the relevant abuse.
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Every one of us is unique. We have all had different life experiences and we react to them differently too. Most emotional and behavioral challenges can respond well to one-on-one psychotherapy tailored to the individual, using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy and perhaps cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). That is why Peter Zapfella suggests you start with one-on-one therapy using Skype and then use the Welcome Life Beyond Compulsive Exercising subliminal affirmations to ‘lock-in’ the unconscious shifts long-term. Of course, you can listen to your ‘Welcome’ MP3’s first, and if they are effective for you without therapy – that’s great. If not you can use skypetherapy.pro. ‘Click’ on the image to read details.
‘WELCOME’ SUBLIMINAL AFFIRMATIONS
ARE YOUR BEST CHOICE
Subliminal Affirmation Text:
“You know compulsive exercising is a sign of feeling low self-esteem, guilt, and an inability to accept yourself for who you really are.
Excessive exercising jeopardies personal relationships, in the futile pursuit of physical perfection and meaningless adulation.
Compulsive exercising is potentially a risk activity, which can cause dangerous health challenges. This is detestable to you, so you no longer risk it.
You know that a balanced lifestyle between exercise, relaxation and social interaction is emotionally more important and ultimately healthier to you.
You are now more clear in the mind, more relaxed in the body. You accept everything and everybody because you are more confident. You have greater self-control and balance in your life. The way that you feel is becoming better and better because the burdens have been lifted for ever and ever now that you welcome life beyond excessive exercising.”
These Welcome subliminal affirmations are clearly spoken once before they fade- down and ‘disappear’ from conscious awareness within masking music and environmental sounds, thereby foiling conscious analytical thinking, which could otherwise ‘filter out’ messages. In this way, the listener knows for sure what their deep unconscious mind is hearing repeated, without listening to these messages its self.
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