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 [...]
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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