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Eating disorders in athletes: Answers to 4 common questions (Examiner.com)

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post “Eating disorders in athletes: Answers to 4 common questions”: Summertime is in full-swing, and athletic teams and clubs across the country are convening for training camps and workout sessions to hone their skills and build connections and rapport with their fellow athletes. Eating disorders and body image issues can and do occur in athletes, particularly among sports that emphasize or require a particular size, appearance or weight, including cheerleading, dancing, swimming, diving, gymnastics, wrestling and running. Below, I answer four common questions related to eating disorders and body image concerns in athletes, including strategies for coaches, trainers and gym owners to help their athletes foster a positive, healthy body image… Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.

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