Eating Disorders in Athletes by Joaquin Dosil

By Joaquin Dosil

This accomplished, up to date e-book offers the most recent learn and utilized perform to deal with all the key matters in relation to recreation and consuming problems. The booklet starts off by means of the underlying elements in the back of the improvement of disordered consuming. It is going directly to ponder evaluate, analysis and remedy throughout a variety of activities and assesses a few of the sorts of therapy to be had and the practicalities of imposing remedy programmes. an entire bankruptcy is dedicated to the function of the web, either as a resource of data and attainable remedy, for athletes with those problems. the ultimate bankruptcy presents 4 useful examples and case experiences of disordered consuming in high-risk activities.

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Informing about these issues, with a view to preventing and eradicating these problems, represents the ultimate aim of this publication. 2 The Importance of Weight in Some Sports Joaquín Dosil and Olga Díaz Both as a taekwondoka and a coach, I have followed various diets. During the months prior to a competition, I normally went on special diets to lose enough kilos so I could compete in the weight division I considered best for me. Taekwondokas in heavyweight divisions generally try to lose weight by burning excess fat, whilst those in lightweight divisions prefer to sacrifice muscular fibre rather than fat.

The majority of sports selected for this investigation (judo/wrestling, aerobics, athletics, basketball, rhythmic gymnastics and rowing/canoeing) produced percentages below 50 per cent, revealing clear differences between ideal weight and sports weight.

The majority of wrestlers engaged in at least one potentially harmful weight loss method each week of the wrestling season. Fasting and various methods of dehydration were the primary methods of rapid weight loss. Wrestlers who lost weight each week were more likely to binge eat. Potentially harmful weight loss practices were found to be common at all levels of the sport. 4. In this study, only subjects from bodybuilding claimed to use slimming pills. Bodybuilding is a sport in which protein preparations and other substances are commonly used to increase muscular volume and reduce fat.

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