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Exercise Addiction and Eating Disorders

Exercise Addiction and Eating Disorders

A new study published in the journal Eating and Weight Disorders indicates that exercise addiction is over 3.5 times more likely to occur in people who have an eating disorder versus those who don’t. Through a meta-analysis of nine studies across four countries, this new report analyzed results from over 2,000 participants.

Food, Culture, and Body Image Part 1

Food, Culture, and Body Image Part 1

Columbus Park founder and director Melissa Gerson recently presented a series on food, culture, and body image at an independent girls’ school in New York City. In a research-informed, interactive workshop, Gerson encouraged girls to think critically about our culture’s thin ideal and consider an expanded definition of “healthy” eating, with the goal of promoting girls’ body acceptance and self-esteem.