PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are symptoms of compulsive exercise?

ANSWER

If you agree with two or more of these statements, you may exercise compulsively:

  • I exercise even when I run a fever or have a bad cold.
  • The first thing I think of each morning is "exercise."
  • When I can't exercise, I fear weight gain.
  • I break dates with friends and family so I can exercise more.
  • When I miss exercise, I feel irritable and depressed.
  • I work out rain or shine, even in freezing temperatures or thunderstorms.
  • I crave the "high" feeling that I get from exercise.
  • I am underweight for my height.
  • Losing weight has become more of a priority than maintaining a healthy weight.

SOURCES:

Frisch, R. 1980.  New England Journal of Medicine,

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. 

National Eating Disorders Association.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Frisch, R. 1980.  New England Journal of Medicine,

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. 

National Eating Disorders Association.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the two types of major depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.