Eating disorders and compulsive exercise on the rise during pandemic
THE WOODLANDS, Texas In this time of COVID-19, eating disorders are on the rise, according to the Eating Recovery Center in The Woodlands. With moms increasingly more stressed about balancing working from home, homeschooling, job losses and more, some women are more at risk for an eating disorder, according to the Eating Recovery Center. The pandemic can be a nightmare for people susceptible to eating disorders because of current event triggers:Empty grocery shelvesFeelings of uncertainty and loss of controlMessages about avoiding the Quarantine 15Many people think of purging as one of the more common eating disorders, but its actually over-exercising. Deborah Michel, MD, said there is a strong link between compulsive exercise and eating disorders. Signs of compulsive exercise include:Exercise begins to take on rigid, perfectionist characteristic.
Chevron Houston Marathon runner and aspiring Olympian Starla Garcia shares her journey to a healthy live | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Chevron Houston Marathon runner and aspiring Olympian Starla Garcia shares her journey to a healthy live | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: January 14, 2020, 4:52 pmOn Sunday’s Chevron Houston Marathon we’ll be cheering for so many local runners with amazing inspiring stories, and one of them is registered dietitian Starla Garcia. She’s an aspiring Olympian, who overcame personal battles with an eating disorder, and is now helping others to create a healthy life. She stopped by Houston Life and shared her story.