According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), compulsive exercise is not recognized as a specific eating disorder per se, but many people struggle with symptoms associated with this term. Serious health consequences can result from compulsive or over-exercising. These include: Loss of bone density Loss of menses (in women) Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) … [Read more...] about Are you Struggling with Compulsive Exercise?
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We live in a society that values exercise and nutrition as a way to stay healthy, lean and fit and this can cause athlete eating disorders. Over the years, I’ve seen thousands of clients participating in sports at all levels of competition -- from weekend warrior to hard-driving high school, college and even elite athletes. A commonly held belief is that body weight influences performance and … [Read more...] about Sports Participation, Athletes and the Development of Eating Disorders
We have a new Dietitian starting – with a specialty in sports nutrition. I'm thrilled to announce that Erica Leon Nutrition is expanding! Let me introduce and welcome our newest associate, Kelly Linehan. Kelly is a wonderful addition to our practice. This soon-to-be Registered Dietitian has interned with me while she obtained her master’s degree in nutrition from Hunter College and, most … [Read more...] about Exciting News at Erica Leon Nutrition