Boxing, Bulimia and Being a "man" - Aiden Mortimer

Published on: 25th August, 2021

Please remember that no episode of the MyoMinds podcast can be used as a replacement for medical advice and/or care.

Disclaimer - In this episode we talk about eating disorders and suicide, please take care when deciding to listen.

In this episode of the MyoMinds Podcast, I speak with ex-boxer Aiden Mortimer. This conversation instantly became relaxed as me and Aiden share a lot in common. Together we discuss:

  • How bulimia affected Aiden's life
  • The potentially problematic side to weigh cutting sports like boxing
  • The issues with defining ourselves within sport
  • The role of masculinity in our lives

This episodes devil's advocate question: "Boxing is a sport where you take pain, shouldn’t boxers be gritting their teeth through emotional struggles too?"

To find Aiden you can follow him on Instagram: @aidenmortimer

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MyoMinds Podcast
Demystifying mental health in the exercising community
The MyoMinds podcast is here to start the discussions around disordered eating, exercise addiction, muscle dysmorphia, and everything in-between within exercisers.

Our guests include professional athletes, Experts, Doctors, coaches, experts by experience, and more.

The podcast is hosted by the CEO of MyoMinds, George Mycock. He has personal experience with eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia, depression, and anxiety.

*Disclaimer: The MyoMinds Podcast can not be used as a replacement for medical help. If you are struggling with issues related to the content of this podcast, please speak to a medical professional or one of the many available mental health charities (e.g. The Samaritans helpline: 116 123).*

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George Mycock

I am the CEO of MyoMinds and the host of the MyoMinds Podcast. I'm a fitness enthusiast who has lived experience with eating disorders, compulsive exercise, and body dysmorphia. I want to improve the understanding of mental health within the fitness and sport community.