exercise dependence

exercise dependence

a dependency on engaging in exercise characterized by excessive amounts of exercising, often to the exclusion of other normal life activities, and feelings of guilt and negative moodstates when the exercise schedule is not adhered to. Also known as exercise addiction and compulsion to exercise.
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MD symptoms were correlated with bodybuilding, exercise dependence and eating pathology in both Mexican and American men, as well as American women.
However, a study on exercise dependence focuses only on males.
One such example of exercise dependence is muscle dysmorphia, a disease characterized by an obsessive preoccupation by an individual with the musculature of their physique, to the point that it dictates the individual's physical, mental, and social perceptions of both themselves and others (Lantz, Rhea, & Cornelius, 2002).
A longitudinal design was employed to examine the temporal relationships between variables, and to assess how changes in the biosocial variables are associated with levels of disordered eating and exercise dependence over time.
Abstract: It is important to examine the correlates of exercise dependence because of its negative physical and psychological effects.
The first indication of exercise dependence may be how the person deals with an injury, the article notes.
Because of poor factor loading, the exercise dependence subscale was not included in the analysis.
Examine the relationship between exercise dependence and perfectionism.
For the anorexic, the opposite may be true; dieting is the primary means of losing weight and exercise dependence may occur as a secondary means of achieving weight loss.
These findings support Hall's (1995) suggestion that exercise imagery is related to exercise dependence.