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  • v. To exercise to an excessive degree


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  • I'm saying that disordered behaviors like self-induced vomiting, self-imposed starvation, or compulsive overexercise are necessary to achieve the bodies promoted to us as being "natural".

    I want you to stop stalking "overweight" women. - Feministing

  • • Eating disorders—Angry people can overeat, undereat, or overexercise.

    Surviving in an Angry World

  • The trick of a good base system is that the base number must be large enough to express numbers like one hundred without running out of breath, but not so large that we need to overexercise our memories.


  • "Restrictive eating and overexercise contribute to the maintenance of anorexic thinking," says study author James Loch, MD, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University.

    Is family-based therapy best for teens with anorexia?

  • And if you do overexercise and cut your calorie intake drastically, you can actually make yourself worse.

    Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy

  • I think people have a tendency and I've been this way myself, people have a tendency to overexercise and there's a certain extent to which we, you know, people just get so hungry and they tend to pack on the calories.

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2009

  • Eating disorders happen to individuals who have a certain temperament ( "genetic predisposition") and use destructive food behaviors and/or overexercise to cope with major transitions that occur throughout the lifespan.

    Trisha Gura: Not Just for Teens

  • A subset of my patients, like Jacqueline, overexercise and suffer fatigue as a result.

    The Source

  • The same desire for acceptance that leads us to overexercise also leads to poor decisions and weak cultures.


  • Illness, high levels of emotional stress, overexercise, and excessive dieting particularly eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia can all cause your menstrual periods to stop.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause


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