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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It's not something we've come across but - again anecdotally - it has been mentioned in association with exercise addiction.
Experts have argued as to whether exercise addiction is linked to the highly touted "runner's high," due in part to the release of beta-endorphins during and after intense exercise.
Find a good counselor or someone else whose opinion you trust and discuss the possibility of exercise addiction.
Usually you will find an exercise addiction will be linked to an eating disorder which is linked to perception of body image.
She takes her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, the Institute of Psychology of Eating, certification in the Transformational Coaching Method and a decade of her own struggles with calorie counting, binge eating, exercise addiction and losing weight being absolutely miserable.
Kim Dennis, MD, board-certified psychiatrist, CEO and medical director at Timberline Knolls, will speak on exercise addiction, what it looks like and what to do about it.
Remuda Ranch, Nation's Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Reports Exercise Addiction Patients Don't Recognize Their Problem