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People with eating disorders likelier to get hooked on exercise | Eating disorders

https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/02/people-with-eating-disorders-likelier-to-get-hooked-on-exercise

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People with eating disorders likelier to get hooked on exercise | Eating disorders
Study finds nearly four times greater likelihood of exercise addiction

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Eating disorders and exercise addiction

Eating disorders and exercise addiction

Research shows that people with an eating disorder are nearly four times as likely to become addicted to exercise.

Exercise addiction is defined as an obsessive approach to fitness that could harm someone's health and social life.

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A healthy relationship with food

Exercise addiction could be more likely in those with eating disorders because of a fear of gaining weight.

People with eating disorders have a higher risk of mortality. It is then important for people to develop a healthy relationship with food. Much of the information available is unhealthy, such as starving yourself for a few days or going on a juice diet.

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