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.


a serious physical and emotional illness in which an abnormal fear of being fat leads to very poor eating habits and dangerous weight loss.


a serious physical and emotional illness in which people and especially young women eat large amounts of food and then cause themselves to vomit in order to not gain weight.


A syndrome where an athlete performs more training than his or her body can recover from to the point where performance declines.
How to recover from eating disorders and exercise addiction

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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

What the reality of Anorexia looks like:

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