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Is it fitness or the craving for Gym bodies for which you go to the gym?

Why do people crave gym bodies?


Summers are approaching and eventually, with every passing day, you must have been removing that extra layer of cloth you have been wearing during the winters. And while you do that, you must have been seeing more of your skin. You have been switching to short sleeves, shorts from the long-sleeved hoodies, and track pants. And while you transform to it, we are sure, many of you must have started to crave for the toned body, and the right shape. Or, should I say, the ideal gym body, which society has made you feel is the ideal body.

The craving to have a gym body is based on the stereotype that the gym body is the perfect body. The idea of body positivity says that all bodies are perfect, and any and everybody should desire to be healthy and fit instead of desiring to be a slip and of the right shape.

 

So, What is a fit body? What is a gym body? Should you be craving for gym body? Let’s know about them here.

 

Fit Body

A fit body is certainly a physically healthy, disease-free body. It means to have the right weight and being mentally healthy. And just in case you felt like fitting in those skinny jeans is what means to be fit, then you really need to reconsider. Here are the types of fitness that decide the balance of how fit are you.

Cardiovascular fitness – the ability to deal with oxygen

Muscular strength – the amount of force a muscle can exert.

Muscular endurance -muscular fitness

Flexibility and mobility -Flexibility is the ability of our muscles to lengthen. Mobility is our range of motion within a joint.

These are the four things that are the compose for your physical fitness. If you want to know more about them, read here.

 

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Gym Body

When muscle mass increases and the total body weight is diminished. The extra body fat leads to a bad body shape, and gyming and your desire to have a gym body are basically to have a body that is toned and in shape.

 

Is it wrong to go for gyming?

Well, there is certainly nothing bad is going to a gym and working out. One must always look after their fitness, and if gyming is for fitness, there is hardly anything bad in doing so. In fact, there are many benefits of exercising and going to the gym.

– Reduce risks of heart diseases
– Help your body manage blood sugar and insulin levels.
– Improve your mental health and mood.
– Strengthen your bones and muscles.
– Improve your sleep.
– Improve your sexual health.
– Increase your chances of living longer.

 

So, is desiring a gym body wrong?

Well, wanting to have a sound body is one thing, sugarcoating the craving for a gym body in the want for fitness is another. Where a desire to have a fit body can make you feel better really happy and boasted, craving for a gym body can may you look healthy physically, but certainly, the process of attaining that body won’t be that healthy. Especially, if someone takes shortcuts to attain a gym body.

The craving to have a gym body is based on the stereotype that the gym body is the perfect body. The idea of body positivity says that all bodies are perfect, and any and everybody should desire to be healthy and fit instead of desiring to be a slip and of the right shape. Where healthy gyming can help you in remaining fit, gyming and burning yourself out in the desire of achieving a gym body can be toxic for you and your physical and mental health.

 

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Ishika Aggarwal

Can write, shoot, listen, talk and procrastinate. A feminist at heart, Ishika is an avid writer and multimedia person who loves talking about women, realism, and society. When not working she is either seen watching films or making one.

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