Over-training and Eating Disorders

By Quinn Losefsky


Over-training: A physical, behavioral, and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual's exercise exceeds their recovery capacity.

Anorexia: eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure, and an irrational fear of weight gain.

Bulimia: eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging, or consuming a large amount of food in a short amount of time followed by a purge, typically vomiting, taking a laxative, diuretic, or stimulant, and/or excessive exercise.

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Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology

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Some Interesting Facts

1. Anorexia nervosa is the third most common long-term illness among teenagers

2. Bulimia nervosa affects 0.6 percent of American adults during their lifetime

3. The average age when Bulimia begins is 20

4. Over-training actually creates a decline in physical performance