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Title: Do you plan your life around your fitness schedule? You could be addicted to exercise
Contributor(s): van de Ven, Katinka  (author)orcid ; Corazza, Ornella (author)
Publication Date: 2019-04-04
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Physical activity feels good and it's great for your health. It can reduce your risk of developing chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, strengthen your bones, muscles and joints, and can even help with certain mental health conditions, such as depression.
While exercise has clear benefits, it can cause problems if your love of working out crosses over into an addiction.
If you constantly cancel activities with friends or family in favour of exercise – so you plan your life around your gym workouts – you might have a problem. If you exercise in spite of pain or injury, and feel obsessively guilty when you miss a session, it could be that you're addicted to exercise.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Conversation, v.Health + Medicine, p. 1-7
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2201-5639
Field of Research (FOR): 160508 Health Policy
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 940403 Criminal Justice
920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified)
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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