Category: Exercise

The Importance of Movement in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman compulsively exercising Contributor: Tanya Brown, MA, NFPt-CPT – Aftercare Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center A hallmark of many eating disorders is the categorical elimination of food groups and the increase in movement or exercise. Those with anorexia frequently ban caloric and carbohydrate-intensive foods, while others with orthorexia adhere to an embargo on foods that aren’t [...]
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Obsessive Exercise: Do I have a Problem?

cheerful young athletes jogging autumn morning There exists a very thin line between healthy exercise and a dangerous obsession. Where working out holds numerous benefits for our physical and mental health, obsessive exercise can be just as detrimental. Understanding compulsive exercise disorder Some people over-exercise or engage in obsessive exercise (better known as compulsive exercise disorder) as a means of keeping [...]
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A Letter to Track and Cross-Country Runners

Female runner battling Athletes with eating disorders Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS – Strength and Conditioning Coach at The Victory Program at McCallum Place Dear Track and Cross-Country Runners, To the competitors at the height of your career, retired recreational runners and the aspiring runners seeking mentorship, guidance, and inspiration…I see you, I hear you, and I am with you. Throughout the years [...]
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Male Athletes & Eating Disorders: When is it Time to Consider Treatment?

Picture of Male Athletes with Eating Disorders Travis Stewart, LPC, NCC – Director of Business Development and Marketing and Riley Nickols, Ph.D., CEDS McCallum Place In recent years more male athletes have begun to talk openly about eating disorders and the impact that eating disorder behaviors have had on their relationships, sport performance, and mental and physical health. This is a welcome [...]
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Athletes, Eating Disorders and Incorporating Exercise into Treatment

Swimmers and Incorporating Exercise into Treatment for Eating Disorder Athletes Travis Stewart, LPC, NCC – Director of Business Development and Marketing, McCallum Place Historically, eating disorder treatment programs have avoided incorporating exercise into treatment with the goal of helping patients restore weight more quickly and protect patients who may abuse exercise as a core feature of their eating disorder behaviors. For athletes, this could become [...]
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