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What is exercise addiction?

Exercise addiction is marked by obsessive, compulsive tendencies to exercise to the point that it causes dysfunction within someone’s life. It often accompanies an eating disorder. Signs and symptoms of exercise addiction include unhealthy increases in training volume, dependence on exercise to attain euphoria (through endorphin release), and showing withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, tension, loss of appetite, insomnia, and headaches following lack of exercise.

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