Dangers of prioritizing gym time over everything else

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about the signs of ‘bigorexia,’ a disorder that sees people spend as much time as they can in the gym for unhealthy reasons.

Signs of bigorexia:

• Overexertion at the gym
• Working out compulsively
• Excessively looking at your body in the mirror
• Abuse of supplements and constant drinking of protein shakes
• Irritability and angry outbursts
• Depression and mania
• Panic if you miss your gym session
• Training while injured
• Prioritizing working out over family and social life

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