Compulsive Exercise Disorder | Aster Springs

Compulsive Exercise Disorder

Compulsive exercise disorder is often referred to as anorexia athletica, obligatory exercise, or exercise addiction. This condition can be as severe as other eating disorders and sometimes, compulsive exercise occurs alongside other types of eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia.

Signs and Symptoms of Compulsive Exercise Disorder

For the average person, it can be difficult to tell the difference between someone that’s dedicated to fitness and someone with an exercise addiction. It’s important to watch for the following signs to know if you or your loved one has a problem:

Health Consequences of Compulsive Exercise Disorder

Compulsive exercise disorder can be serious and lead to devastating health consequences including:
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