“I need to lose weight quickly” A 20-something who was exercising… When I went to the hospital, ‘lightning’

“Summer vacation season is approaching, so I need to lose weight quickly… I was diagnosed with ‘exercise addiction'”

Mr. Lee (28), an office worker planning a summer vacation in early July, said, “I went to a psychiatrist a while ago and received a consultation, and I was diagnosed with ‘exercise addiction’. I was shocked to hear that I shouldn’t exercise for a while,” he said.

Mr. Lee said, “I’ve been taking personal training ( PT ) three times a week after work for a diet since a few months ago, and taking Pilates classes on weekends.” I came to the hospital because I had it, but I didn’t expect to be diagnosed with symptoms of exercise addiction.”

Summer vacation is coming… From exercise ‘interest’ to ‘addiction’

Amid the increasing number of people focusing on exercise for the upcoming summer vacation, centered on the ‘Healthy Pleasure’ MZ (Millennials + Z) generation, who value health care, not a few responses say that they have suffered from ‘exercise addiction’ symptoms due to excessive exercise . are losing

After the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), interest and demand for exercise have soared as ‘Healthy Pleasure’ has become a culture among the MZ generation who take care of their health. As a result of the ‘National Living Sports Survey’ published by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism last year, the percentage of respondents who answered ‘themselves’ as the subject that influenced them to participate in sports activities was the highest among those in their 20s (77.1%) and those in their 30s (76.3%). appear.

In addition, as a result of Shinhan Card’s analysis of the consumption culture of the MZ generation last month, these generations showed a tendency to boldly pay high amounts when spending for themselves, such as exercising. Compared to the first half of 2019, online PT increased by 373%, tennis courts by 336%, indoor and outdoor golf courses by 202%, and sports centers by 150%, respectively, in the first half of last year .

As interest in exercise soars, many online communities are voicing their voices that they have suffered from ‘exercise addiction’. An office worker in his 30s said, “I went to an orthopedic surgeon because I had pain in my right pelvis after running for a long time recently.” “The hospital said it was ‘exercise addiction’ and told me to take a break from exercise for a while. No exercise for a week.” Civil servant A also said, “Even though I know I’m really sleepy and my body is weird, I have to exercise, but I think I’ve developed an obsession with exercise.”

‘Exercise addiction’ refers to a situation in which interest in and practice of exercise have been strengthened from habit to duty, and eventually reach the state of addiction and cannot control the desire for exercise. It is a psychological and physiological dependence phenomenon in which withdrawal symptoms appear 24 to 36 hours after exercise is stopped.

Experts explain that if you suffer from exercise addiction, you become overly immersed in exercise and, in severe cases, show obsessive-compulsive behaviors that are controlled by unpleasant pressure contrary to your will. In addition, the self-regulation ability for exercise performance is reduced, and when not exercising, lethargy, reduced concentration, fatigue스포츠토토, social activity, poor judgment, and reduced work performance appear.

SNS leads to ‘exercise addiction’?… Hear the advice of expertsExperts say that posting ‘exercise proof shots’ such as ‘Body Profile Challenge’ and ‘Oun-wan (today’s exercise completed)’, which uploads pictures of the body that received PT on various social networking services ( SNS ), has become popular with the MZ generation . It is believed to have influenced exercise addiction in It is interpreted that the desire to record a beautiful body and the ripple effect of SNS they use have created an obsession to continuously upload exercise-related content. The biggest factor that distinguishes ‘exercise addicts’ and ‘people who enjoy exercise’ is where to put the purpose of exercise. It is not for the goal of gaining vitality in life and promoting health through exercise, but that ‘exercise itself’ is the purpose. Some experts view the phenomenon of exercise addiction positively. This is because it can be a life supplement that increases an individual’s physical and psychological vitality and improves the state of well-being and functioning. In addition, it is possible to expect effects such as imparting self-confidence, satisfaction of physical condition recovery, relieving stress and tension, improving image, and recharging energy.

However, exercise addiction symptoms can cause psychological and physical imbalances, which can greatly interfere with daily life, so special attention is needed. Professor Lim Myung-ho of the Department of Psychology at Dankook University said, “I think some younger generations these days are too immersed in exercise. can,” he pointed out.

He continued, “We need a balanced exercise, for example, if we properly distribute the time in a way such as meditating or taking deep breaths while resting during exercise, we can avoid falling into addiction.” “It’s like a drug substance, and if endorphins are kept elevated, side effects will occur. If endorphins drop even a little, the craving for exercise increases, which can intensify the symptoms of addiction, so be careful,” he added.

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