Find a healthy balance with exercise, and calm your mind
Exercise Addiction Behaviours
- Exercising despite injury or illness
- Feelings of anxiety and depression when a workout is missed
- Missing work or school to exercise
- No resting days
- Exercising for long successive hours on the same day
Health Symptoms of Exercise Addiction
- Loss of energy
- Fragile bones/ osteoporosis
- Heart issues
Anorexia and Exercise Addiction
People struggling with anorexia have a strong desire to control their body weight by severely restricting their food-intake, and they are also afraid of gaining weight. In order to feel calmer, they may eat less, purge, use laxatives or compulsively exercise.
When exercise becomes more and more extreme, it might result in exercise addiction. Anorexia patients may use excessive exercise as a way to control their weight, become thinner and cope with their pathological fear of gaining weight.
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