Compulsive exercising can lead to physical harm, experts say

01/31/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

Experts do not have a formal diagnosis for compulsive exercising but consider it a behavioral disorder that can cause physical harm, interfere with daily living and lead to results that are the opposite of what normal workout routines should achieve. Adam Naylor of Tella Sports Psychology Coaching says compulsive exercising has a "rigidity" factor that does not allow people to make exceptions or trade-offs.

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