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Body Image in Men: Addiction, Self-Optimization & Eating Disorders


Professor Dr. Christian Strobel is a Professor of Applied Psychology and Digitalization at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and a trained psychotherapist. His focus areas are “digital media and body image” as well as “Stress & addiction in sports”, among others. In this chat with Freeletics CEO Daniel Sobhani, he talks about hidden but widespread problems men in sports face: wrong self-perception, the consumption of supplements and steroids, eating disorders, addiction, and mental issues.

If you want to learn more about how often those problems occur, their root causes, when certain behavior is classified as disturbed, when such a disorder could also have positive aspects, how you can identify a disorder, what can help with mental issues, and what impact social media and society’s definition of masculinity have, then make sure to watch this episode.

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