Exercise Addiction Video
Exercise addiction have been used to describe individuals who are consumed by the need for physical activity to the exclusion of everything else and to the point of damage or danger to their lives. These people have been referred to as obligatory or compulsive exercisers because they seem unable to "not exercise," even when injured, exhausted, and begged or threatened by others to stop.
Susan Moore, Program and Exercise Coordinator at the Renfrew Center on Philadelphia, was our guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV show and she talked about over-exercising and exercise addiction.
Watch the video on exercise addiction:
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Susan Moore, MA, RYT, AAAI is the Program and Exercise Coordinator at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, where she manages exercise and group therapy programs, facilitates exercise groups and assists residents in developing an exercise plan upon discharge. She received her bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in New Jersey, her master's degree in psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York, and is AAAI certified in Mat Pilates. Ms. Moore is a member of the Yoga Alliance.
Visit the Renfew Center here: http://www.renfrewcenter.com/locations/philadelphia.asp
Tracy, N. (2011, January 17). Exercise Addiction Video, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, April 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/eating-disorders/videos/exercise-addiction-video