Over Exercise

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Over exercise can occur once in a while as when someone overdoes it on a single work-out, or it can be a habitual behavior. When over exercising becomes the norm, this may be an indication that a person is actually suffering from what is called Obligatory Exercising, Compulsive Exercising, or Anorexia Athletica.

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What Is Compulsive Exercise?

Compulsive exercise often is a vague and confusing term for someone trying to recover from an eating disorder. The following contains some very factual and hopefully helpful information about this issue. This article was written by Julie Norman, a Registered Dietitian and Yoga Teacher. In my opinion and experience, the toughest eating disorder behaviors to …

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“Biggest Loser” Leads To Contestant’s Eating Disorder

Kai Hibbard, 31, was one of the final four contestants on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” in 2006, when the show was in its third season. While Hibbard appeared to be a poster child for the show, losing 118 pounds in just 12 weeks, she now says that she nearly died. “I had no idea I …

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The Relation Between Eating Disorders And Compulsive Exercising

Compulsive exercising is a way to lose all the calories that have been gained through eating. A person very aware of the food he intakes and his desire to be thin would lead him to compulsive exercising so that he would not feel guilty about eating. The individual who does not eat until he makes …

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Stop Exercising Beyond Normal

A new type of eating disorder is making the round of athletes and other persons who psychologically and physiologically obsessed with their weight and diet. Anorexia athletica or compulsive exercising is manifested by a person who exercises beyond what is normal. He is fixated with reducing his weight which in the long run can result …

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Othorexia Nervosa: An Unhealthy Focus On Healthful Eating

The term ‘Othorexia Nervosa’ comes from three sources of phraseology: -Ortho (Greek)…straight, correct, true -‘orexia’…appetite -Nervosa…obsession, fixation Othorexia is now beoming much more common among the eating disordered patients seen by professionals. Some of the main differences seen between ‘healthy eating’ and those who suffer from othorexia are: a failure to maintain proportion, the obsession …

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Male Athletes And Eating Disorders On Rise

More and more male athletes are developing unhealthy eating behaviors after seeing the competitive advantage a leaner physique can bring, a sports medicine doctor warns in a new report. Recent deaths among wrestlers have raised awareness of eating disorders and their potentially deadly consequences among male athletes, but Dr. James L. Glazer told Reuters Health …

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Female Athletes Are At Risk Of Having An Eating Disorder

According to the latest medical news women engaged in active sports have greater chances of experiencing an eating disorder than their peers who are not athletes. In the study conducted by the International Journal of Eating Disorders, they found out those women athletes are at risk of having an eating disorder since they are higher …

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Eating Disorders And Athletes – What Binds Them Together

Have you ever wondered why athletes are more prone to develop eating disorders compared to ordinary people? In general, athletes endure more pressure in the sports environment than non-athletic people. For them, exercising a lot and going on a restricted diet are seen as acceptable practices. Also, they have a high concern for body size …

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Eating Disorders And Athletes

The essence of team….. “The coaching staff for your team is important, but coaches don’t win games, players do. This is so true in recovery as well. My greatest weapons for destroying my eating disorder were my teammates. Who were my teammates? They were those amazing souls I spent 30-some days in recovery with. (JM …

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Athletes With Eating Disorders

The problem with athletes having a certain kind of eating disorder arouse is not particularly caused by them, it is mostly caused by their coaches and judges. Sometimes, a coach would put a great pressure on an athlete because of his weight and the need to become thinner. Normally, the athlete that is competing and …

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