Running on Empty: Exercise Compulsion and Eating Disorders

A presentation by Jennifer Lombardi, MFT, National Recovery Advocate.

Delivered at the Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference in August 2012, this presentation explores several aspects of exercise compulsion and eating disorders, including:

  • Current research examining the addictive nature of exercise, areas of the brain impacted by exercise and the connection between compulsive exercise and eating disorders
  • Clinical considerations of and obstacles to integrating exercise in eating disorders recovery
  • Interventions for compulsive exercising, including journaling, movement therapies and body awareness

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