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Compulsive Exercise

Starving the Gay Within

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

By reducing my fat intake to zero and running for an hour at a time, I knew that I'd destroy every fat cell that existed in my body. I had commenced an all-out attack on the demon inside me that made me feel that way: my homosexuality. With the strategy that combined running and starving, I was sure to waste away and starve the gay within.

Exercising to Death: How Much Is Too Much?

Julie D. Andrews | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie D. Andrews

Often, compulsive exercise starts with healthy intentions. One exercises for pleasure, or stress relief, or the endorphin rush, or just to feel better. Over time, one has to do more to get the same positive boost. Before long, it's never enough. Exercise starts ruling life.

Parents Are First Line of Defense Against Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Understanding the most common warning signs of eating disorders in college students is critical to facilitating an appropriate intervention. Parents should be vigilant for five common indicators their son or daughter may have an eating disorder or could be at risk for developing one.