An optimal level of regular physical activity is one of the most important factors in the maintenance of physical and mental health. For a minority of people, too much exercise can have adverse effects on their health and lead to exercise addiction. Based on symptoms with diagnostic values, exercise addiction could potentially be classified within the category of behavioral addictions. Exercise addiction can be characterized by salience, mood modification, tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, personal conflict, and relapse. This chapter talks about definitions, symptomology, classification, assessment, epidemiology, comorbidity and etiology of exercise addiction.
- Exercise addiction
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