Focus on Family: Are you addicted to exercise?

Dr. Anne-Marie Zeller, a sports medicine physician with the NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute

http://www.northshore.org/orthopaedics

Discussion topics:

  • Risk factors - such as early single sport specialization, eating disorders, self-image issues, training for a special event
  • Symptoms - fatigue, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, decreasing performance
  • Medical evaluation – comprehensive exam, possible blood tests, dietary journal, questionnaire about mood and behavior.
  • Treatment – activity modification for 3 to 5 weeks followed by gradual return to activity, increase in calories, psychotherapy or counseling
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