Many sports are judged on the body-type, weight, and performance of an athlete. Aesthetic sports may be more susceptible to eating disorders and when comparing self to others, behaviors can [...] Read More
Orthorexia is characterized by an obsession with healthy eating. It can be confused with anorexia nervosa, which is an eating disorder. Unlike anorexia, orthorexia is not an official diagnosis but [...] Read More
Body image can be described as your personal evaluation of self and others, based on body weight, shape, size, and appearance. It is connected to self-esteem and self-worth. Athletics can [...] Read More
Eating disorders, such as bulimia nervosa, develop for a variety of reasons and understanding some of the factors involved with eating disorder development can be helpful in prevention, awareness, and [...] Read More
Athletes across the board are facing increasing competition on all levels, including high school, collegiate sports, professional athletics, and more. It is not uncommon for athletes to engage in specific [...] Read More
Teen athletes who are dealing with anorexia nervosa face considerable challenges with their physical and mental well-being. Parents and coaches who are more involved with a teenage athlete can play [...] Read More
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