Exercise addiction is often overlooked as a disorder because sufferers are seemingly engaged in a healthy behavior. But an obsession with working out insidiously interferes with emotional stability, social functioning, productivity at work-and it comes with serious physical health consequences. This book takes on exercise addiction from its symptoms to its treatment, including narratives from sufferers throughout.
1. What It Is - Defining Exercise Addiction 2. What It Looks Like - The Signs and Symptoms of Exercise 3. Who Coined It? - A Brief History of Exercise Addiction 4. How It Begins - The Origins of Exercise Addiction 5. What It Does - The Short and Long Term Health Risks of Exercise Addiction 6. Why It Happens - Thinspiration's Darkside 7. What It Feels Like - Exercise Addicts' True Stories 8. What To Do About It - Treatment 9. How To Approach Someone With A Problem 10. Frequently Asked Questions Appendix A Appendix B Acknowledgments Bibliography