Print Disordered Exercise Test

Your score



If your score is in the range 0 - 25

You have a healthy relationship with exercise. You are not abusing exercise and do not let lack of exercise ruin your day or normal eating habits. Keep up this relationship and encourage others to join your healthy lifestyle!

If your score is in the range 26 - 50

Your relationship with exercise is pretty good but there are a few areas where you could make some improvements. Most of the time exercise is something you enjoy and is fun, but on other days you may see exercise as something you have to do, to compensate for unhealthy eating. Find a friend or personal trainer to encourage you in finding a healthier relationship with eating and exercise.

If your score is in the range 51 - 75

You have a distorted relationship with exercise. Some days you may feel comfortable eating and exercising in a healthy, positive manner, but other days you are abusing exercise and worrying about burning off the calories you consumed. An active lifestyle is important for good health, but extreme exercise can be harmful for your health. Seek advice with a WeightMatters Eating & Behavioural Therapist to help you rebalance exercise and eating in your life.

If your score is in the range 76 - 100

Your relationship with exercise is harming your life, and we recommend that you seek support immediately. It is vital for your health that you are able to engage in a comfortable and active lifestyle. An abusive relationship with exercise is an endless battle that can lead to feelings of shame and disappointment. Contact WeightMatters NOW so we can support you on your path of recovery to a healthier lifestyle of self-confidence, normal eating and regular exercise.

Your answers

Exercise is vital for your body’s health but it can be harmful to your health when it is abused. If family or friends have expressed a concern to you about excessive exercise, or you see exercise as a means to an end and use exercise to compensate for food intake, then you may be at risk of an exercise or eating disorder. Take this survey to see where you fall compared to the norm for exercise relationships.    

In the past month, how frequently have these occurred or have you felt these emotions:

1. What I eat is dependent on how many calories I am able to burn during that day’s exercise

2. I am at the gym at least once each day

3. My friends or family have expressed a concern for my obsession with exercise

4. My day is not complete without exercising

5. I choose to walk instead of using transportation when travelling

6. I must burn as many calories as I eat

7. I let food and exercise affect my mood and attitude

8. I feel that no matter how much I exercise, I am not making any progress

9. Even though I exercise frequently, I am not happy with my body

10. I avoid looking at myself in the mirror while I am in the gym

11. I Occasionally compare myself negatively to others in the gym

12. I engage in group exercise classes every day

13. I am worried that if I do not exercise I will gain weight

14. My excessive exercise habits negatively effect my relationships with other people

15. I abuse exercise and expect to lose any calories I have consumed that day by sweating them off

16. I feel exercise can compensate for poor eating habits

17. I avoid exercising with other people

18. If I don’t find time to exercise, it ruins my day

19. I research extreme workouts on the internet

20. I have very rigid, habitual exercise routines