Athletes and Eating Disorders

When you think of people suffering from an eating disorder, an athlete is probably not the first image that comes to your mind: athletes are, in theory at least, the peak of physical health and vitality. But the same factors …

Are Our Teens Too Sedentary?

Childhood obesity has become an epidemic over the last few decades, bringing with it a rise in Type 2 diabetes, heart problems, and even psychological issues. Many different causes and potential solutions have been posed, from too many soft drinks …

The Pain of Athletes with an Eating Disorder

Athletes, especially professional or competition-level ones, are affected by many of the same social and emotional motivations on their appearance as the average person, but because of their unique position, they are also under different kinds of pressure. The added …

The Pain of Binge Eating

Although the words “eating disorder” often conjure images of painfully thin patients – in other words, not eating – the opposite can also be true. Binge eating disorder is one in which the dangerous eating habits skew toward consuming an excess amount …

Exercises for Your Core

When discussing fitness and health, the “core” refers to the muscles of the abdomen, hips, lower back, and pelvis. Strengthening these muscles and training them to all work well together leads to better balance and stability. This helps prevent the …