148. Are You Addicted To Exercise? The Lowdown on Primary vs Secondary Exercise Addiction

Exercise is something that is incredibly healthy but becomes unhealthy when overdone. When used moderately to maintain physical and mental health, and/or when used in conjunction with an appropriate amount of nourishment, exercise has a whole host of incredible benefits.

But in the case of exercise addiction, yes; too much of a good thing can yield negative consequences.

In today’s episode Lucy and I explore speak in depth about exercise addiction including:

  • Whether exercise addiction is formally recognised as a diagnosis
  • How common exercise addiction is across the population, athletes and gym attendees
  • Who is at a higher risk of developing exercise addiction
  • The two main types of exercise addiction – primary and secondary exercise addiction
  • Signs and symptoms of primary exercise addiction
  • Signs and symptoms of secondary exercise addiction
  • How do you know if you’re doing “too much” exercise?
  • The law of diminishing returns and how it applies to the benefits of exercise
  • Treatment options for primary and secondary exercise addiction
  • Where to get help if you do feel like you’re struggling with your relationship with exercise

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