Taking a Look at Eating Disorders

567 Words Feb 23rd, 2018 2 Pages
Consequently, many people take exercises to achieve the ultimate benefit of good health. However, a compulsive or compensatory need to take exercise could be an indicator of underlying problem of disordered eating habits. It pragmatic to monitor one’s exercising habits in order to increase chances of early detection of any underlying disordered eating habits. Traditionally, one would expect a person with eating disorders to show blatant signs like extremely small body weight or being overtly choosy with foods. An individual’s attitude toward exercising could be a sign of the underlying eating disorder like anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN). According to Holland, Brown, & Keel (2014), a clear understanding of people’s attitudes toward exercising could be one of the best means to detect problems of eating disorders. The authors’ literature review brought out some of the attributes of harmful exercises that could indicate disordered eating patterns which include frequency and intensity of exercise, being conscious of body shape, compulsive urges, and compensatory aims to curtail possible weight gain (Holland, Brown, & Keel, 2014). My choice of eating disorder comes against a background of my experience of taking regular exercises. I have been observing a regular exercise routine for good physical health. Occasionally, I could…
Open Document