1) Medpoint Athlete: Gordie Michie Los Angeles CanAm Swim Challenge update!
*I am extremely proud to announce that Gordie won a GOLD MEDAL in the 50m butterfly at the CanAm swimming challenge in Los Angeles over the weekend!
*Gordie is a sponsored Medpoint Fitness Special Olympics athlete and has a very bright future in swimming! He is also one of the top sprinters in Canada!
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2) You always hear about guys constantly wanting to “get big”. Are eating disorders really increasing among men? Or is this a myth?
*This is unfortunately true; eating disorders are becoming more common among men.
*One in particular is called “reverse anorexia” also commonly called “muscle dysmorphia” where men see themselves as small and never muscular enough!
What are the influences?
*Many are situational such as the media and even Facebook! The fitness and health industry is partially responsible as a result of having anabolic drug users on covers and in features.
*Ironically, it has been suggested that muscular anabolic drug users themselves are more prone to suffering from dysmorphia. In one study of 108 bodybuilders (55 drug users and 53 non-users) there were 9 reported cases of reverse anorexia, all were admitted by the anabolic drug using group.
Take home message?
*Embrace your natural physique! We all have different body types but thankfully good nutrition and science can keep us at a healthy weight for our entire life.
*Self perceptions of body image start at an early age, filter that images your children encounter.
*Thankfully magazines are changing! Even REPS! Who I am shooting for this week is using me more often to portray an obtainable, healthy, athletic physique!