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Exercise Addiction?

Exercise Addiction?

Gotta dance? A quick video of my “tap room” and thoughts on “wanting vs. needing” to be active and how I am getting my groove back after dancing started losing the FUN.

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I’m A Backstage Mom: Dancers and Eating Disorders

I’m A Backstage Mom: Dancers and Eating Disorders

I am a tap dance student, and last night was our yearly recital. As I stood in the wings, literally, reading a review copy for an upcoming book about anorexia, I was surrounded by dancers of all ages and shapes. As a job hazard, I watch the kids for signs of eating disorders. Since no one is eating on the stage – or face the wrath of Miss Linda – you may wonder what I’m looking for.

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Compulsive Exercising During Eating Disorder Treatment

Compulsive Exercising During Eating Disorder Treatment

Parents struggle with their child’s wanting vs needing to exercise during eating disorder treatment. We wonder if exercise is  healthy or not, and how much exercise is okay (Eating Disorders: Compulsive Exercise In Teens). Here’s what I’ve learned to listen for: “want” vs. “need.”

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