Eating Disorders can effect an athlete’s performance in their specific sport. Athletes feel they have an image to uphold. While most athletes believe they are helping increase their performance they are actually damaging and draining their bodies of the
Once an eating disorder has begun, it becomes a long-term (sometimes lifetime-long) cycle of dieting, bingeing and purging, or excessive eating. A person with an eating disorder becomes trapped in this endless cycle and needs professional physiological and psychological help to break through the chains. Eating disorders, just as any other addiction, are a reaction to a low self- esteem and a negative means of coping with life and stress. Others may use alcohol, drugs, and even compulsive gambling as a way to cope with their problems. To someone with an eating disorder, their illness is a means of incorporating control into their lives.
Body image is the “perception that a person has of their physical self and the thoughts and feelings that result from that perception.” Body image and self-esteem start in the mind, not in the mirror. They can change the way you understand your value and worth. Healthy body image and self-esteem are a big part of your well-being. Many people around the globe have a mental/eating/healthy problem, that makes them not to like their body image, to think they are either thick, skinny, thin, underweight, overweight or anything that makes them unwant the shape of their body. For whatever reason a person feels their body is not okay, they can get to suffer from depression or any health problem.
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They believe that eating disorders could possibly come from a mix of family history, social factors, and personality traits. Anorexia Nervosa People who have anorexia nervosa have a potent fear of gaining weight; due to this fear, victims of this disorder limit their food intake. These limitations can cause you to become very, very thin and eventually become very sick. Anorexia affects the body and mind. You start off dieting and then things quickly spin out of control.
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Bulimia nervosa is also something that is related to obsession with losing weight, however for people who suffer from bulimia nervosa, they will have a cycle of binge eating and try to compensate their amount of food intake such as by forcing themselves to throw up. The last one is binge-eating which will result in a different way from the other two. People who suffer from binge-eating will also have a cycle of binge eating without trying to compensate their food intake. Therefore, instead of losing their weight, sufferer of binge eaters would have unusual weight gains and become overweight. According to CNN.com, 10 million American women and 1 million of American men suffer from anorexia or bulimia, 13 million of American women and men suffer from binge eating, and the percentage increase of eating-disorder related hospitalizations from 1999 to 2006 was 119% among ch... ... middle of paper ... ...g the appearance of TV shows, educating people about the way of eating rights, change of media system that encourage a healthier figure rather than a thin figure, food labelling and many more.