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March 31, 2009

Is there a role of exercise in treating eating disorders

Filed under: EATING DISORDERS — admin @ 1:40 am

Should I do it? Is exercise really necessary? We’ve have seen many people just stop eating or loose weight with things such as weight loss surgery and diet pills, without ever going to the gym. So where does exercise fit into the equation of loosing weight safely?

Actually, whether you’re overweight or not, exercise is crucial! For starters: God made us to move. Most of us have the ability to actively use our bodies in one way or another. In recent years exercise have become associated with weight loss or weight control, but that’s just one of the many benefits of regular exercise.

Here are a handfull of more:

– Exercise helps keep depression at bay or at least lessen depression for those who need medication. Although you get treated for depression most doctors will encourage you to also make time for exercise.|

– Exercise has been known to help you sleep better at night, depending you don’t exercise too close to bed time.

– There are a lot of health benefits associated with exercise. To mention only a few: It lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure. It also helps prevent heart conditions.|

– Certain exercises can strengthen your back muscles and thus reduce the possibility of injuries to your back. If you’ve suffered from a sore back before, you know that this is a great benefit.|

– Systematic exercise enhances your immune system, thus protecting your body from viruses.|

– When a subject is diagnosed with type II diabetes, exercise and weight control are prescribed as measures to help with insulin resistance.|

– Exercise can keep you looking and feeling younger! Exercise slows the aging process, because of increased blood flow to all the organs, as well as muscles. (Sorry to interfere but there is review about Ejaculation Trainer by Matt Wutzke by the author of this post. I think you should look at it)

– Exercise is a huge self esteem booster!|There are many more benefits to exercise…

So why don’t we do it? Lots of people, and more so those who have food related struggles, have thrown exercise into the binge and diet cycle. When we diet, we exercise and when we binge we don’t. So it has become an enemy instead of the friend that it can be to our bodies.I have personally seen in many program for women with eating disorders , a whole week is devotted to exercise. We talk candidly about the benefits, but also the difficulty in actually getting yourself to do it. I myself have personally experienced it.Come see how you can think outside the box when it comes to exercise and make it something to be enjoyed again, instead of something you fear and even hate.

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