Compulsive Exercising

A disorder seen in competitive athletics, in which excess exercise is used for weight loss, often associated with anorexia nervosa
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LGBT communities have been impacted by the rise of trends such as extremely healthy and clean eating, which can lead to orthorexia, as well as an obsession with fitness and compulsive exercising.
THE WEIGH-IN The road to anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder and compulsive exercising is short-and the way back is long and hard.
self-induced vomiting and laxative and diuretic misuse) [20] or excessive water intake by psychogenic polydipsia, rather than excessive compulsive exercising [21].
Aimed at teens, this guide to fitness draws on information from periodicals, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations such as KidsHealth, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the body and the components of fitness, including nutrition, weight management, mental wellness, and sleep; creating and maintaining a fitness plan; exercise fundamentals (cardiovascular exercise, running, calisthenics, strength training, and pilates and yoga) and how to measure intensity; various team sports; activities for teens who don't like sports; sports safety; and dealing with problems like injuries, motivation, asthma, diabetes, physical disabilities, compulsive exercising, the female athlete triad, and steroids.
Overexercising, or compulsive exercising, can cause insomnia, bone fractures, and other problems and is an increasingly prevalent issue hitting college campuses.
Men and women with anorexia and bulimia can develop compulsive exercising as a way of trying to cope.
Articles on disorders such as anorexia nervosa, binge eating, compulsive exercising, and bulimia, are organized into six large themes, and discuss topics such as: genetics, body image, ethnic and cultural risks, age-specific problems, parent intervention, medical and psychological complications, pregnancy and eating disorders, group therapy, and safe weight-loss and exercise.
Comparison of eating disorder patients with and without compulsive exercising.
Anorexia nervosa in males is often accompanied by compulsive exercising, which tends to be driven more by a desire for muscularity than a desire to lose weight, Theodore Weltzin, M.
Impressionable youth may internalize such comments, which in turn may trigger harmful dieting and unhealthy, compulsive exercising (Beumont, Arthur, Russell, & Touyz, 1994).
Among the signs of compulsive exercising are following a rigid daily exercise schedule, exercising while injured, experiencing a negative mood when unable to exercise, harboring unrealistic expectations regarding exercise, and allowing exercise to take the place of other priorities.