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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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.
Anne O'Melia, Medical Director of Eating Disorders at the Lindner Center of HOPE, "In addition, these illnesses such as Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercising, and Binge Eating Disorder are challenging to identify and treat.
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.
THE WEIGH-IN The road to anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder and compulsive exercising is short, and the way back is long and hard.
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.
Impressionable youth may internalize such comments, which in turn may trigger harmful dieting and unhealthy, compulsive exercising (Beumont, Arthur, Russell, & Touyz, 1994).
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.
In males with anorexia and compulsive exercising, weight maintenance is a sign that treatment is working, he added.
With a unique focus on EDNOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), which includes 'less-extreme' forms of disordered eating such as chronic dieting, compulsive exercising, and emotional eating, FINDINGbalance is dedicated to the creation and distribution of practical resources that help all disordered eaters pursue wellness and freedom.