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SPORTS INJURIES AND INJURY PREVENTION

Track and Field Athletes Competing

In my time coaching athletes and clients, rarely have I come across an athlete or individual who has not suffered form of sports injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to sports injuries, injury potential starts In my time coaching athletes and clients, rarely have I come across an athlete or individual who has not suffered form of sports injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to sports injuries, injury potential starts from a genetic level. So some athletes and individuals are more prone than others to injuries or being injured. This weakness is usually due to weaker bone structures, weak tendons and ligament makeup or many other physiological factors. However, as we do not know what our risk level is to injury, it is important that we take precautions. These measures then ensure that we protect ourselves from both minor and serious sports injuries when both training and competing.

Interoception and Eating Disorders

Beliefs form the basis of our actions, particularly beliefs about ourselves. Depression and anxiety are comorbid with eating disorders giving an exaggerated negative image of self, others and the future. This article looks at how beliefs and anxiety may interfere with accurate interoception and the cycle that this creates, particularly with eating disorders

What is Muscle Dysmorphia (MD)?

Muscle Dysmorphia (MD) is classified as an obsessive-compulsive, body image disturbance disorder that involves excessive exercise as the primary focus with disordered eating as a secondary component. The compulsion is to achieve high levels of muscularity and leanness. It has also been known as ‘reverse anorexia’ called ‘bigorexia’.

Recovery: The Heart of the Matter

If I could sum up what recovery from an eating disorder, or any other kind of addictive behaviour, looks like in just a few words, it would be “Freedom to love who you are.” I believe I am correct in saying that most of us want to be loved unconditionally, yet we place conditions on ourselves. As such, many of us can’t even love who we are unless we stick to these ‘conditions’, even though they are harmful.

Resistance Training and Recovery from an Eating Disorder

The hardest habit for a person suffering from an eating disorder or disordered eating to break is the regime that makes them feel ‘safe’. Even though negative consequences result from regimes such as restricted dieting, excessive exercising and bingeing, or purging, laxative use and the abuse of other substances.

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