Exercise addiction – the emergence of a new disorder

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Berczik, K ; Griffiths, MD ; Szabó, A ; Kurimay, T ; Kökönyei, G ; Urbán, R ; Demetrovics, Z (2014)
  • Publisher: Australasian Epidemiological Association
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | mental disorders

An optimal level of regular physical activity plays an important role in the maintenance of physical and mental health. However, excessive exercise in a minority of individuals can have adverse effects on health and lead to exercise addiction. Exercise addiction can be conceptualised as a behavioural addiction. The aim of this paper is to outline the current knowledge on the concept, epidemiology, aetiology, comorbidity, and possible interventions of exercise addiction.
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