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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.

March 22, 2017
If you exercise frequently — despite severe negative consequences — you could have a problem. Do these signs of compulsive exercise seem familiar to you?
November 20, 2016
If it seems appropriate to reintegrate physical activity back into the daily routine, a mindful and gradual approach is recommended. This is how we help patients with anorexia and bulimia integrate movement back into their lives.
August 25, 2016
Individuals who follow the recommendations of the treatment team and stay the course can develop a healthier relationship with exercise. They learn to listen to their bodies while providing the fuel that they need to be active. They discover ways to incorporate exercise into their lives while maintaining relationships with friends and family. They often find that by putting excessive/compulsive exercise behind them, they find more enjoyment in physical activity and feel more connected with what they truly value in life.
June 08, 2016
Thankfully, health and recovery from eating disorders are possible. Of course, it depends on a combination of factors — including the support of coaches, teams, families, medical and mental health professionals. Learn more about the signs of compulsive exercise and eating disorders in athletes. ​
March 24, 2016
To recognize National Athletic Training Month in March, we take a look at compulsive exercise, also known as excessive or obligatory exercise, and its relationship with eating disorders, to help identify at-risk individuals and refer to treatment.
March 08, 2016
Eating Recovery Center Insight's Clinical Director & Director of Trauma Services, Liva Adia Budrys, LCSW, AM, E-RYT 500, was recently featured on discussing how yoga instructors can focus on healthy body image, encouraging gains in mental and physical strength rather than changes in body shape.
February 22, 2016
Learn about exercise-related eating disorders and how exercise can become an addiction. From Beth Riley, a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and expert at the Eating Recovery Center. 
May 06, 2015
Eating Recovery Center of California’s Executive Director, Jennifer Lombardi, MFT answers important questions about exercise compulsion and its treatment.
February 14, 2015
Information about eating disorders and compulsive exercise—also known as excessive exercise or obligatory exercise—defined as being “characterized by a significant amount of physical activity combined with a compulsive need to do the activity.”
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