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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Exercise Addiction

"Both men and women are equally likely to have a problematic relationship with exercise, Brewerton says. The primary difference is that women are more likely to have an eating disorder in tandem with their exercise issue. What may have started off as a love of sport or physical activity (what researchers call harmonious passion, when someone’s activity exists in harmony with other areas of their life) ultimately crosses the line into an obsessive passion, characterized by inflexibility in behavior and high levels of commitment, according to a study in the Journal of Behavioral Addiction."

When Exercise Becomes Too Much of a Good Thing

2 comments:

  1. Exactly how my longest running friend just died a few months ago. She had bulimia for 50+ years and an addiction to exercising and died WHILE exercising in a gym with a personal trainer. Felt dizzy and she was gone. Very true article!

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