When Exercise Becomes an Obsession

Sports and gyms are fertile grounds for the development of Anorexia Athletica or Hypergymnasia. What originates in a desire to improve performance, fitness, and self esteem turns into a form of punishment and unhealthy practices that eventually have the opposite outcome.. But, what happens when that “healthy” work out motivation and behavior takes on a darker side? Self-disciplined individuals with perfectionistic tendencies and a strong desire to compete (even with themselves) are at a high risk for developing training and exercising behavior that is excessive and dangerous. She has both personal and professional experience dealing with the issues discussed in her self help books.

“Buy this powerful resource for yourself if you’re struggling with excessive exercise and disordered eating behavior…and be your own first responder!”

Anorexia Athletica & Hypergymnasia: When Exercise Becomes an Obsession

“Buy this vital resource and arm yourself with the crucial knowledge you and your staff need to effectively recognize and intervene with your athletes or clients who are exhibiting excessive work out behavior and disordered eating!”

Anorexia Athletica & Hypergymnasia: When Exercise Becomes an Obsession can be found on Amazon.com.

This cutting edge book provides essential information and guidance on building positive, insulating cultures within the sports arena and teams, the fitness gym, and the home environment. It sets a foundation for understanding the problem, who is at-risk, the indicators that signal a problem is emerging or prevalent, and how best to intervene. For those individuals who are showing early signs, an Exercise Addiction Questionnaire and recovery suggestions are included. No Coach or Fitness Professional should be without it!

Athletes, Coaches, Fitness Professionals, Parents, and Teammates need to be aware of the signs and symptoms that indicate Anorexia Athletica or Hypergymnasia is developing in order to provide early intervention.

Book Description:

Anorexia Athletica & Hypergymnasia: When Exercise Becomes an Obsession is a comprehensive resource for Coaches, Fitness Professionals, parents, and athletes that details how to recognize, intervene, recover from, and prevent Anorexia Athletica and Hypergymnasia. It should be on every conscientious Coach, Fitness Trainer, struggling athlete, and parent’s book shelf. This book is for struggling athletes and first responders.

Author’s Bio: 

The pursuit of athletic excellence, superior physical fitness, and improved body image can take an ugly turn if the motivation veers away from health and becomes about weight loss and seeking the “ideal body shape.” The very same qualities that lead to optimal performance and fitness can also drive individuals to take drastic and unhealthy paths to get there. The earlier intervention occurs, the easier and faster the individual can recover. Not just for the purpose of gathering dust or impressing others, but, as a valuable resource to provide the tools for prevention, detection, and early intervention!

“When Work Out Dedication Turns into Unhealthy Obsession”

Dedicated athletes and committed exercisers are held up as motivational examples to follow. The hallmark of these disorders are excessive physical exercise coupled with restrictive eating patterns. That reality makes this book invaluable. Working out becomes compulsory and disordered eating patterns emerge. Motivation can shift from performance enhancement and increased physical fitness to extreme weight loss and a relentless struggle for perfection. Anorexia Athletica/Hypergymnasia gradually take control of the individual’s thinking and behavior.

Article originally published on www.disorderedeatingguardian.com.

Stephanie Eissinger is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Life Coach, Certified Embody Love Movement Facilitator, and Self Help Book Author who’s dedicated her professional life to empowering individuals to overcome life’s challenges to live happier, healthier lives

Mother of Chris Noth, TV journalist Jeanne Parr, dies at 92

Parr, a former television correspondent in New York and mother of actor Chris Noth, has died.

Photos: Stars we’ve lost in recent years

Noth, who’s been in “Law & Order” and “The Good Wife,” said that his mother “lived fiercely with courage and love. She came to New York to work as a weather correspondent for the local CBS affiliate, eventually becoming a news correspondent there.

Jeanne L. Parr worked in television news in Wisconsin and Connecticut and appeared on the game show “What’s My Line,” catching the attention of a producer for CBS in New York. She never accepted anything less than her dreams.”

She wrote a book, “The Superwives,” about the spouses of athletes, and produced documentaries.

Parr died Friday in Hawaii, where she lived after retirement, Noth’s publicist said on Tuesday. She was 92.

BAM! It’s Off To The Race & Sports Book….Emeril Style

Thus, husbands could spend the night at the tables.

So, what I’ve learned is that a Sports Book is a feature of just about every casino in town.

Lagasse’s Stadium boasts private luxury boxes that open directly onto the Las Vegas Strip. But a Sports Book? No idea.

To celebrate the opening, celebrities from the worlds of both sports and entertainment walked the “Green Carpet.” Among them were Entourage actors Jeremy Piven and Kevin Dillon, Warren Sapp, formerly of the Oakland Raiders, Olympic Gold-medalist Bruce Jenner, race car driver Danica Patrick. But, with lounge acts playing practically all night, the wives had something to do and weren’t bored. There are 105 hi-def TVs, including two custom-built 103-inch plasma screens and a 9 x 16 video wall. Rather, it is a place where one can find a form of gaming. They have them in other places.

It is because of the Sports Books here that Super Bowl weekend is the busiest one of the year.

In his sports book, Lagasse offers the same thing. Looks like the Palazzo bet on a winner.

The 24,000 square-foot space — very wisely — has features that will please both bettor and non-bettor. (Haven’t been in all of them, so I cannot be any more definitive.) It is where anyone wishing to bet on any sport and for which a person can place a bet can go and bet. There are billiard tables, gaming consoles and a DJ booth.

In case you didn’t recognize him, that very happy man aboveleft is Emeril Lagasse.

Now, the sports book is not unique to Las Vegas. I am not a regular at all. The line was out the door. There are poker machines, a nifty computerized blackjack game and lots to eat — from very casual to full gourmet meals.There’s also, overlooking The Strip and the pirate show at Treasure Island just across the street, plenty to watch.

The Sports Book is usually comfortable — tables, chairs, a nearby conveniently located bar and lots of TV screens and big LCD scoreboards. The photo was taken last Friday when he hosted the grand opening of Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo Las Vegas.

I didn’t know what a sports book was until I moved here. But what I describe below is very impressive.

The philosophy there seems to be the same that led to the creation of lounge entertainment 50+ years ago. The people who staff them are usually quite willing to explain such arcane concepts as the “point spread” to people who — as I was — are clueless. So, while players can bet, they can also find white-tablecloth service and the best of Emeril Lagasse’s food.

Lagasse’s Stadium is not a place to play games. You find people carrying odds sheets, newspapers and other publications dealing with sports.

Lagasse, a Boston native who is a self-confessed “sports junkie” got the festivities going with a hearty “BAM!” Two days later I happened to be near there and took a peek. I knew what Off-Track Betting (OTB) is because in New York that is common and — being my father’s daughter — I do like the ponies at Triple Crown time. But, remember, this is Las Vegas so, of course, the most spectacular sports book anywhere is here and it’s Lagasse’s Stadium.

It is very smart planning.

2009-09-30-emeril.jpgNote: I don’t work for the Palazzo and only tend to go there either to see a show or take visitors to the shops. With lots of amenities.

. At that time, most gamblers were men (probably still are) and the wives would get bored waiting around for them and would coax them away from the tables. Specifically, it is a Sports Book