Eating Disorders and Overtraining

Megan Smith

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What is going on?

Anorexia, Bulimia, and Overtraining are three conditions that cause people to be very underweight. But what are they really? What is happening to the person?


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


Bulimia: n. 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.


Overtraining: n. training exceeding the body's recovery capacity, indicated by excessive fatigue both physical and mental, and resulting in impaired performance.

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Did You Know?

Anorexia:

  • more than 200,000 victims per year in the US
  • causes irregular menstruation
  • slows growth
  • causes depression and fear
Bulimia:

  • more than 3 million cases per year in the US
  • causes self- harm, depression, and fear
  • results in bad breath and bad oral hygiene
  • can cause stomach ulcers
Overtraining:

  • causes protein deficiency
  • the victim is constantly more stressed
  • the victim may be prone to ore injuries
  • causes depression

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