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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Exercise and Eating Disorders
Should exercise be integrated into eating disorder recovery?
Often times, individuals with eating disorders may also have exercise addiction, so recovery teams highly recommend abstinence from exercise. However, there has recently been some research into how exercise can be beneficial in eating disorder recovery.
The research indicates that when nutritional needs are fulfilled, exercise may be safe in eating disorder treatment. However, exercise must be closely monitored Read more [...]