Pressures of elite sports

Pressures of elite sports

.....Many athletes with eating disorders fly under the radar, and the disorder is often left untreated. Furthermore, a study by ScienceNordic concluded that female athletes have a higher risk of eating disorders due to their attention to weight and body image.....

.....Athletes often compare themselves to others in both positive and negative ways. For example, they can either be inspired by someone better than them or be frustrated with themselves for not being as good as someone else is.
“I try not to, but I do compare myself to others sometimes when I am struggling. It helps me analyze a certain skill, and then I compare how I do it,” Ayumi Oshiro said......

Bethany`s Notes: It is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. If you haven`t heard about RED-S I would highly encourage athletes, coaches, and administrators to do some research to better understand the long term consequences of disordered eating.

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