Counseling, Coaching, Psychology, Therapy

Exercise and Eating Disorders – Finding Balance

on December 20, 2014

Health Psychology Consultancy

Exercise and Eating Disorder Recovery – Finding Balance


Some people in recovery from eating disorders tend to feel ambivalent about exercise. For many, exercise has been a tool that has helped to maintain the disorder. The idea that it can now be utilised as a resource for health and wellness might seem scary. How can something that was done with compulsion and lack of enjoyment be turned into an important part of recovery? Let’s take a look at why exercise is necessary for wholesome recovery, and how to go about it to benefit the mind and body.


It is going to be challenging, and will take some time, but you can learn to change your attitude and perceptions about exercise. Previously, exercise might have been used to help maintain the disorder, but now you can use it as a tool to help you overcome it. In other words, engaging in exercise…

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