Fitness snob? Yes, that’s a thing. In fact, it’s a fashionable thing now.
We all know a fitness snob. We all have one in our friend circle. That one person that works out the most, that one person that looks the best doing it, and definitely does it better than you. They at least make you feel that way, don’t they? The know-it-all of the workout world. The one that knows more of everything that you could know about working out, or at least they make it seem like it. Well, the problem we’re facing these days is that we’re stuck in a time where there is so much emphasis on every single move made courtesy of social media that people are losing their sense of individuality.
Fitness is important, but so is self-worth. Weight loss is an important factor and we do need to make sure that we maintain a healthy shape, but that doesn’t mean that we should take drastic measures like not eating in order to look the part, or end up being bulimic because of the pressure that we are put under because of people around us and social media.
Are You a Snobby Workout Person?
Some people will go to such levels that they will start becoming bulimic or doing something that can end very badly.
Bulimia nervosa is a serious epidemic and it should be treated with the same kind of seriousness. Children these days feel like they look like they all just walked out of fashion magazines because of the pressure put on them by society. Staying fit and having a healthy lifestyle has lost its meaning. It’s all about fashion now and someone that does not follow this trend is typecasted and alienated. This forces children to take drastic steps like being bulimic.
What is Bulimia?
Bulimia is a physical disorder but, in most eyes, it is more of an emotional disorder. It is a constant desire to lose weight in order to look like a distorted body image. It is the obsessive desire to lose weight which brings people to take extreme measures like fasting and self-induced vomiting.
We should educate children in schools about the harmful and long-lasting effects of such drastic measures and teach them the healthier ways of having a fit body and lifestyle. Only then will we get rid of these fitness snobs and be able to learn self-worth. It is important to be a part of society, but we should never be a slave to unrealistic norms that are created.