My moderately well-fed friend Maya likes to repeat: "If sports were good for health, my mother would force my brother and me to pedal a stationary bike instead of playing music!" Maya's mom, a physician, was obsessed with a healthy lifestyle. Maya herself sometimes runs in the park in the morning, but she never forgets to have a hearty dinner before bed. The head physician of the hospital in the small Brazilian city of Puerto Alegre, Dr. Paulo Ubiratan, who does not know my friend, shocked everyone with statements that sports, vegetarianism and everything that is now included in the idea of a healthy lifestyle are absolutely meaningless activities: “Life is not a journey to the grave, where one must arrive in good health, with an attractive and well-preserved body. It's best to start off with a beer in one hand and a sandwich in the other. And to finish it (after numerous sex sessions) with a squeezed-out body with the words: "It was worth it, what a wonderful trip!" "Dr. Ubiratan gives an example from the animal world: killer whales swim, eat fish and drink water all their lives, and despite this, they are thick. Hares run and jump nonstop, but live no more than 15 years. Turtles do not run or do anything, but they live 450 years. The Journal of American Geriatric Society recently published an interesting study. Of 477 people over 95, only 43% of those surveyed regularly go in for sports and eat right. Centenarians drink, smoke, and decay morally. Then what makes the beautifulsuccessful and smart women spend all their free time in the gym or yoga? Why do girls go headlong into a healthy lifestyle and lose their peace of mind from every missed class and gained gram? Moreover, this problem is familiar not only to "ordinary" fitness addicts, but also to celebrities.
The actor who played the boy Hobie in the series "Rescuers Malibu" was so worried about the beauty of his body that he took up bodybuilding. Jeremy used to be a drug addict, and steroids have become a kind of replacement. He became seriously ill and only then came to the conclusion: "Sport should help maintain health, not kill."
He goes in for sports and leads a 100% healthy lifestyle, because he is afraid of dying. Her father, actor and producer Bruce Paltrow, died of lung cancer. Gwyneth gets up at 4:30 in the morning, does two hours of yoga, eats only healthy food, and has written the book "Her Father's Daughter" - about how to protect your health.
For the first time, they started talking about dependence on a healthy lifestyle in 1997. American Stephen Bratman coined the term "orthorexia". The brother, however, meant an obsession with good nutrition, but soon everyone who is fixated on their figure and a healthy lifestyle got there. It is very easy to distinguish "addicts". They constantly look at their embossed body and admire the reflection in the mirror and shop windows. Fitness obsessed exercise every day. Sometimes six hours a day. Things (if there is time for them, of course) are planned so as not to interfere with training. For each missed class, the fitness addict scolds himself harshly and for a long time. Fitness-obsessed do not spare their body, because they consider it a cunning and lazy creature that must be forced to work to the limit. However, those who live for the beauty of their own bodies,get certain bonuses from this - they can wear the most fashionable clothes, not looking back at the fact that some parts are better for them to cover due to the flaws of anatomy. They did everything to ensure that they did not have flaws in anatomy!
Jennifer has admitted many times that it was yoga that helped her cope with emotions and live on after her divorce from Brad Pitt. Today, Aniston spends 20 minutes every day on cardio, and after that 45 minutes does hatha yoga asanas. And he drinks about three liters of water a day.
Like many wives of athletes, Victoria is indifferent to sports. But she is very afraid of getting better - already eight weeks after giving birth, she dropped all the kilograms gained during pregnancy and returned to zero size. The secret is in the diet. She forgot the taste of sugar and does not eat, but snacks - salmon and shrimp, sometimes allowing herself an omelet. Her morning, however, begins with exercise.
Psychiatrists call this behavior obsessive-compulsive disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Treatment - psychotherapy and medications. But, as a rule, people obsessed with sports and a healthy lifestyle do not want to get rid of their hobby. Moreover, their understandable desire to become beautiful often turns into unwillingness to contact with the outside world. It is impossible to talk on a stationary bike - and they hide in the gym as the only place where their phone, Facebook and a bunch of people with whom it is necessary, necessary, necessary to communicate. The reasons for obsession are not necessarily hidden in childhood. And salvation from communication fatigue is an additional, not the main pleasure. The strongest stimulus is the beauty of your own body and the sweet sensation of attraction. First of all, in their own eyes.
This addiction is difficult to manage. But, with the exception of the most pathological cases, it is harmful only in that it takes up a lot of time that could be spent on pleasure. On the other hand, fitness obsessions are enjoying themselves tremendously.
Since childhood, the singer ran up and down the stairs - she did not have money for a subscription to the hall. She now trains six days a week. By the way, she personally selected dance instructors for the Hard Candy fitness clubs, which opened in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In the club, the training system includes everything that Madonna herself does: yoga, kickboxing, cardio, capoeira.
A former drug addict, he was treated many times in the clinic for overdoses and alcoholism. Since 2009, the singer does not drink alcohol and does not take drugs. But he had a new addiction - running. He himself describes it this way: “At first I ran four miles a day, then six, then ten, then fifteen, then seventeen, then I realized that I was going crazy. But I only eat good food like chicken breasts and I feel good. Much better than before."
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