Bulimia Nervosa is a psychological and dangerous eating disorder. Typical characteristics of bulimia include binge eating, a feeling of lack of control during a binge eating session, purging after eating, and self-worth is based on one’s body shape and weight. What is binge eating and what is purging? Binge eating can be described as the consumption of an abnormally large amount of food in a … Continue reading What is Bulimia?
Anorexia Nervosa is both an eating disorder and a serious mental health condition. Typically, Anorexia is characterised by a persistent restriction or limitation of food intake which leads to a person becoming significantly underweight. People who are diagnosed with this condition are often anxious about their weight and have intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. There is often a strong desire to be … Continue reading What is Anorexia?
‘How to lose a stone in ten days’…’These celebrities have piled on the pounds’…’Tricks to INSTANT weight loss’… these are just some of the headlines you may see on the front of a magazine. From a very young age people, particularly women and young girls, are bombarded with images of thin fashion models and told that this is the ideal form of a woman. This … Continue reading Eating disorders: The media contorting facts and your body image
With over 60 million memberships in Europe alone, it’s plain to see that the Health and Fitness industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world today. Fitness club revenues across Europe were over 26.5 billion in 2017, while the Irish fitness industry made around 230 million in membership receipts alone. So the gyms and fitness clubs are definitely benefiting from … Continue reading Why You Can’t Stick To Your Goals