The Dangers of Overtraining
Can Lead to Various Eating Disorders
When someone is overtraining, they can often become obsessed with attaining a specific body image or goal that they become addicted to exercise like a drug, which becomes a gateway to unhealthy eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia in an effort to attain their desired physical goal.
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Did You Know?
- 99% of people do not train hard enough or often enough for it to be considered unhealthy or "overtraining"
- Only about 10% of people with eating disorders receive treatment for it
- Over 50% of teenage girls admit to using unhealthy methods to control their weight
- Anorexia is the third most common long-term illness among teenagers