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The pressure to work out in lockdown may be triggering for people with exercise addiction

May 05, 2020 Weight Loss

One positive impact of being in lockdown is that most of us now have more time for self-care and exercise – and we need it more than ever. Amid the uncertainty, anxiety and stress of this global pandemic, exercise is a fantastic coping mechanism that can help keep our body’s resilient and keep us mentally strong. And, despite the fact that sport has been cancelled, gyms are closed and group exercise is off the table, people are stepping up and finding more ways to keep active. In fact, new research conducted by WAU has found that one in three are exercising more since lockdown measures began, with running and cycling being the preferred ways to keep fit. While this is largely encouraging, for some people, the intense focus on staying active and keeping healthy is really hard to manage. With such a sudden influx of fitness discourse on social media, TV and radio, for people who struggle with exercise addiction, it can be really triggering.

 

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/24/lockdown-triggering-effect-exercise-addiction-12603965/

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