What is Exercise Addiction?

Introduction Exercise addiction is a state characterised by a compulsive engagement in any form of physical exercise, despite negative consequences. While regular exercise is generally a healthy activity, exercise addiction generally involves performing excessive amounts of exercise to the detriment of physical health, spending too much time exercising to the detriment of personal and professional… Read More

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What is Exercise Bulimia?

Introduction Exercise bulimia is a subset of the psychological disorder called bulimia in which a person is compelled to exercise in an effort aimed at burning the calories of food energy and fat reserves to an excessive level that negatively affects their health. The damage normally occurs through not giving the body adequate rest for… Read More

What is Anorexia Athletica?

Introduction Anorexia athletica (sports anorexia), also referred to as hypergymnasia, is an eating disorder characterised by excessive and compulsive exercise. Refer to Exercise Bulimia and Exercise Addiction. An athlete suffering from sports anorexia tends to over exercise to give themselves a sense of having control over their body. Most often, people with the disorder tend… Read More