Two-time Olympic figure skating medalist and Dancing With The Stars contestant, Nancy Kerrigan, has brought the issue of eating disorders among athletes to the spotlight after her recent interview with People Magazine. Kerrigan, who is also the executive producer of the upcoming documentary, “Why Don’t you Lose 5 Pounds,” continues to highlight the issue that [...] Read More
Approximately 1 in 4 men struggles with an eating disorder within the United States, and males tend to struggle with body image disturbance at similar rates as females. Yet, many males go without treatment due to the continued stigma around eating disorders in men. Increased Risk Among Male Athletes Male athletes can heave various reasons [...] Read More
Ever since college football sensation, Joey Julius, kicker for Penn State, opened up about his struggle with binge eating disorder, the issue about eating disorders among athletes has moved into the spotlight. Julius shared openly on his personal facebook page about his need to take a leave of absence from school and football in order [...] Read More
When it comes to yoga, many of us may think of this practice in terms of funky poses on a mat, but the magnitude of the practice of yoga goes far beyond this generalization. Specifically in the realm of eating disorder treatment, yoga therapy has been shown to be effective in healing and restoring the [...] Read More
image credit: White Water Magazine Eating disorders are characterized by a disturbance in eating or eating related behaviors that clinically impairs physical health and/or psychosocial functioning. The categories of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa (AN) which is characterized by persistent calorie restriction, fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, and a disturbance in perceived body [...] Read More
When Penn State Nittany Lions kicker, Joey Julius, openly discussed his struggle with binge eating disorder via a public Facebook post, he helped encourage countless others who are also suffering with eating disorders through the openness and sincerity with which he shared his own story. The truth of the matter is, many athletes are dealing [...] Read More
Contributor: Riley Nickols, PhD Counseling and Sport Psychologist, Director of the Victory Program, Reviewed by Kimberli McCallum, MD, Medical Director and Founder of The McCallum Place In the Victory Program at McCallum Place, athlete-patients are regularly reminded that an eating disorder is an injury – a metabolic injury. Similar to most physical injuries, eating disorders require [...] Read More
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