Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year, New You?

Happy 2019!  A new year always welcomes a fresh start and reminiscing on the year before- all of our trials and tribulations.  New year also comes with an influx of diet and exercise talk.  Every time I turn on the TV, there is a diet commercial.  It is nearly impossible to find a machine at the gym.  New year, new you, right?  This is THE year it is going to happen- you are going to keep that exercise routine going and lose those 10 lbs. Has anyone else noticed Read more [...]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Eating Disorders in Children

The average onset of eating disorders in children unfortunately has decreased to age 12 (was 13-14).  It is important that we notice the symptoms in children with eating disorders because they often present much differently than adolescents and adults.

 

The Emily Program, an eating disorder treatment center, states that 42% of 1st to 3rd grade girls want to be thinner and 81% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat.  Additionally, the most common form of bullying is about body Read more [...]


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Exercise vs. Movement

Living in a society that puts exercise and body shape on a pedestal, it is easy for exercise to become compulsive.  This is especially true in the eating disorder world.  A large percentage of individuals with eating disorders have exercise compulsion as well.

 

We often equate exercise with going to gyms to get on a machine for what seems like forever.  Or walking around the weights trying to figure out what to do and avoid looking like you don’t know what you are doing.

 

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