While there may be more than one, let’s look at the way Fitness and health is portrayed in the media.
Mental Health Awareness is essential for us in modern society and there is a huge concern with Body Image and the issues surrounding the topic.
With magazines and images on social media constantly pushing out the kind of garbage seen in the pic attached, is it any wonder we have issues with our body confidence?!
The industry has created the illusion that the only way we can improve, become healthier and fit is to look like a cover model, film star or pro athlete.
WE ARE NOT THOSE PEOPLE!!!
So why would you hold this as the standard of how you should look?
Let’s not forget that these people are getting paid to look a certain way, have support from trainers, chefs and use of performance enhancers to achieve these images.
For most of us, training 3-5 times a week for 45 min to an hour is the most realistic our lifestyles allow for training.
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS!!!
The only competition should be yourself. If you want to change the way you look and improve your health and fitness, GREAT!!!
But you should not be using unrealistic, photo shopped pictures as your target for change!
If you would like to discuss any issues on Mental Health you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority.
If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E.