Exercise in moderation is an important part of staying healthy, both physically and mentally. However for some people who suffer from an eating disorder, the need to exercise can become obsessive and can ultimately do more harm than good, becoming a form of self-punishment rather than enjoyment. When people seeking teen eating disorder recovery ask about returning to an exercise program while they are recovering, we encourage them to transition back to exercising gradually and cautiously.
Resuming Exercise Responsibly
Like eating, exercising is something that should be intuitive. Our bodies should tell us how much and how often we should workout. But with an eating disorder, that natural mind/body connection can become damaged or broken entirely. Reestablishing it takes time, experimentation, and patience. Read more on this article: