Exercise and Eating Disorders

The benefits of physical activity for mental health are well researched. But at what point does exercise become excessive, to the point when high levels of anxiety are experienced when planned exercise is delayed? When is exercise contraindicated for particular eating disorders and associated compensatory behaviours? 

 

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Eleni Psillakis
Flexible Dieting and Eating Disorders

Years of yo-yo dieting, or restricting calories or certain food groups, followed by binging and excessive exercise has left many bodies and minds in total confusion. Many people restrict calories and/or food groups and exercise excessively yet continue to put on unhealthy weight. Flexible dieting may help if part of a holistic treatment program for disordered eating and eating disorders. 

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Eleni Psillakis
Shame, Self-worth and Promiscuity

Shame has a lot to answer for! It holds us back from back from loving who we are, creates barriers that keep us bound to certain ways of thinking and behaving in an attempt to feel better about ourselves. Grace is the answer to shame. The grace to forgive yourself is the key that unlocks many shame based behaviours that keep us bound.

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Eleni Psillakis