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Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating

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Eating Disorders Among Athletes

By Divya Kakaiya, PhD | February 29, 2008 |

Almost everyone wants to lose weight and drop that extra 5 or 10 pounds. But some people take that desire to extreme measures and will literally starve themselves to be thinner. While we usually associate eating disorders with sedentary clients, the truth is that more and more elite athletes are falling prey to unhealthy eating and e…

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Yoga for Recovering Addicts

By IDEA Authors | September 13, 2007 |

Whether it is an addiction to cigarettes or food, alcohol or television, hard drugs or shopping, compulsive behaviors can take over. The cravings might be seemingly harmless ones that lurk beneath the surface of a functioning life, or they might be immediately and obviously devastating. For some, these patterns sever relationships, put jobs at stake, and cause serious or financial risk. For others, these habits might simply impede a sense of physical, mental or spiritual wholeness.

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Dieting & Eating Disorders in Teens

By Diane Lofshult | September 30, 2006 |

People who constantly diet tend to have lower body satisfaction than those who are content with their weight. Now a new study shows that dieting itself may be a precursor to eating disorders in adolescents who are already emotionally vulnerable to poor body image.
A study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that dieting and…

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Understanding The Female Athlete Triad

By Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS | April 30, 2004 |

With Olympic gold in her sights, gymnast Christy Henrich trained over several years with a goal of achieving contender status on the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team. But then a judge at a national competition told the 95-pound Henrich that if she expected to win Olympic gold, she would have to lose weight—“advice” that eventually…

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Eating Disorders Affecting Women in Midlife

By April Durrett | June 30, 2003 |

Did you know that experts are noticing an increase in eating disorders among middle-aged and older people? The Remuda Ranch, a treatment center for females with eating disorders in Phoenix is seeing more middle-aged and senior women with such problems for the first time. The center gives the following reasons for the rise in eating disorders among this age group:
a dramatic increase in youth consciousness compared
to 20 years ago

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Dealing With Fellow Instructors’ Eating or Exercise Disorders, Problem Solver

By Carol A. Kennedy, MS | January 31, 2001 |

I suspect that one of my colleagues has an eating disorder and another suffers from exercise addiction. While I’m inclined to mind my own business, participants are starting to talk. Some of them are worried and asking me whether these instructors have a problem. Others comment on how great these instructors look and are asking me their “secret to success.” What do I do, if anything?

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