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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We excluded studies that only assess exercise addiction using questionnaires different from the EAI due to the conceptual dispersion in which the current state of the matter is found, and because EAI is the recommended instrument to assess exercise addiction in general (Griffiths et al., 2015).
Terms were grouped into themes related to exercise addiction, dependence of exercise and health.
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., 2004) in the Spanish context.
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.
Exercise addiction: Indirect measures of "endorphins"?
Usually you will find an exercise addiction will be linked to an eating disorder which is linked to perception of body image.': Are you an exercise addict?:Analysing exactly how exercise-dependent you are requires a complicated scientific formula, but how strongly you agree or disagree with the nine statements below were all used in the study and go some way to indicating how dependent you might be.
Watch for physical side effects of exercise addiction. If you think you're abusing exercise, seek professional help.
(1979a) Examining exercise addiction: A depth interview approach.
For this type of treatment, professional experts on eating disorders and exercise addiction should be consulted.
Young women reporting depression or fatigue should be screened for eating disorders and exercise addiction.