exercise addiction


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A disorder seen in competitive athletics, in which excess exercise is used for weight loss, often associated with anorexia nervosa

exercise addiction

A pattern of obsessive physical training that impairs health, produces excessive weight loss, results in injury, or has adverse economic, familial, psychological or social consequences.
See also: addiction
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Psychometric properties and concurrent validity of two exercise addiction measures: A population wide study.
Spanish adaptation and validation of the Exercise Addiction Inventory (EAI).
Version Brasilena del Exercise Addiction Inventory (EAI)
In an attempt to address these limitations, Terry, Szabo, and Griffiths (2004) examined the instrument's psychometric properties and developed the Exercise Addiction Inventory (EAI), an abbreviated, practical instrument for measuring exercise addiction.
The first was to confirm the factor structure of the Exercise Addiction Inventory (Terry et al.
The Spanish version of the Exercise Addiction Inventory (Terry et al.
Finally, an analysis of variance was performed for the purpose of examining the relationship between exercise addiction and the frequency and intensity of physical exercise.
The correlations between each item and the global measurement of exercise addiction were significant in all cases, ranging between r = .
Students classified as being at risk for exercise addiction (i.
The ANOVA performed on the frequency and intensity of exercise (see Table 3) revealed significant differences in exercise addiction from one group to another.
Find a good counselor or someone else whose opinion you trust and discuss the possibility of exercise addiction.
Young women reporting depression or fatigue should be screened for eating disorders and exercise addiction.