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Boxing Changed My Relationship With My Body - and My Eating Disorder

February 21, 2019
Glamour
When you’re in recovery from an eating disorder, finding the right type of exercise can be a murky process.

“Some aerobic activity, like long-distance running, is more dangerous for those with eating disorders,” says Ovidio Bermudez, M.D., chief clinical officer at the Eating Recovery Center in Denver. “Anything repetitive or rhythmic that has a ‘metronome’ effect can be triggering.” What Dr. Bermudez calls “judge sports”—like gymnastics or ballet, which judge the body as much as the performance—can also be difficult.

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