Eating disorders amongst most Athletes
A number of athletes face tremendous pressure trying to achieve body shape or fitness they see in a number of sports magazines or fitness magazines. Most athletes who participate in sports that require speed, appearance, quickness or agility are in fact more prone to gain eating disorders as compared to those who require bulk or muscles mass.
There are a number of athletes who go till extremes trying to achieve body shapes that are unnatural and end up with psychological and health related issues along with eating disorders. Bulimia is one such condition that most athletes have to face describing an unbeatable cycle of purging and binging. The condition is common due to less intake of calories or restriction dieting. There are also chances that an athlete might in fact consume fewer fluids and consume more of diet pills and laxatives leading to vomiting and purging.
Such athletes may also have high-normal weight of their body that might fluctuate by as much as 10 pounds during this cycle. Athletes have to keep in mind that excessive dieting habits can lead to unavoidable conditions of binging and purging. This can also result in the loss of body fluid and lower levels of potassium in the body. The condition can be dangerous in some cases as it might lead to lethal heart rhythms and weakness.
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