Thursday, 23 April 2009

Too Much Exercise

We are all familiar with the battleground that is nutrition. The concept of 'eating too much' and what constitutes a 'balanced diet' are well covered in the media in all its forms.

In the fitness world there are arguments about the optimal way to train and we battle over the details of how to get strong and what will promote skill and improve performance. Such details have however, escaped the popular media who think that simply 'exercise is good'.

That is why this story caught my eye:

  • "Fitness centres should do more to help people who do a dangerous amount of exercise, according to an eating disorder charity."
I am not sure what has the greater implication; that the wider media are covering the notion of 'dangerous amounts of exercise' in an age where obesity is seen as a function of laziness, or that an 'eating disorder charity' has raised the alarm.

Of course exercise addiction seems to go in hand with carbophilia. As Methuselah has pointed out, welcome to the merry-go-round.

1 comment:

Methuselah said...

Thanks for the mention. Someone made a similar connection between the two on Twitter this morning. It's a crazy, crazy world :-)