By Hannah Desrosiers
Why I chose this Topic
How Do People Become Addicted?
Some symptoms of excessive exercise are thoughts of exercise and how to prevent weight gain, working out multiple times a day, a loss of a what is right (ignoring family and friends to exercise), constantly working out despite injury or illness.
Some symptoms of withdrawal to exercise are anxiety, restlessness, depression, guilt, loss of appetite, sleeplessness and headaches.
- About 39-48% of people who suffers from eating disorders also suffer from exercise addiction.
- Exercise addicts work out about 2-3 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week.
- About 10% of high performance runner and body builders are addicted to what they do.
- Less than 1% of adults have an exercise addiction
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Freimuth, Marilyn, Sandy Moniz, and Shari R. Kim. "Clarifying Exercise Addiction: Differential Diagnosis, Co-occurring Disorders, and Phases of Addiction." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2015