Perfectionism is a trait that can haunt someone suffering from an eating disorder or even a young athlete. Unfortunately, sometimes the three are connected.
Less will not make your body stronger
Bulimia treatment centers in California has found research on young athletes commonly being linked with eating disorders after the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) conducted a study on 1,445 Division 1 athletes. PsyD LP Clinical director at Melrose Center, Heather Gallivan discovered that many young athletes felt the need to lose weight in order to be faster, smaller, lighter, or for other reasons they felt would help them perform at a higher level in their sport. From the study Gallivan explained, “One in four female athletes and one in 10 male athletes are at higher risk for anorexia than the general population.”