Exercise addiction and eating disorders can and often do interact with one another, but there are many instances where they occur in the other’s absence.
Questioning what a majority wishes to see as a panacea upends the belief in a perfect cure. Such dismantling risks re-introducing the anxiety that perfect cure promised to remove.
Some preliminary protocols are being developed to address the problem of overzealous or otherwise unhealthy forms of exercise.
I know that, for myself, identifying as “an exercise addict” limited my self-image as well as my self-efficacy.
If you or someone you know is suffering from exercise addiction, it can be baffling to understand how best to broach the issue with them, let alone encourage them to get help.
Given the toll exercise addiction can take on the body and mind, a greater awareness about it is well overdue – especially in venues like gyms.
The health of our relationships makes all the difference in how healthy we are, overall.
Did you know that snuffing out an addiction can also empower people to improve other areas of their lives?
Anecdotally, it’s not uncommon for someone who has recovered from one addiction to find himself or herself embroiled in a new problematic behavior – one that may pose a comparable threat to his or her wellbeing. How come a new fixation crops up just as a prior one is (seemingly) resolved? Several theories abound and […]
Artfully deployed, self-distraction is particularly effective in staying sober or refraining from engaging in an activity we want to avoid.
While passion can fuel motivation and facilitate success, it can also give rise to obsession, pathology, and harm to self and to others.
Just because someone meets minimum standards for physical activity on a regular basis does not necessarily mean his or her relationship with exercise is “healthy.”
Our culture embraces the mentality that more is better and slowing down poses a threat to productivity, success, and growth. Our conception of exercise is no different
Can a seemingly healthy exercise plan morph an addiction? And how unhealthy can an exercise addiction really be?