Well + Good—April 21, 2017
Well + Good featured an article on the mental dangers of posting progress pictures of weight loss online through social media. Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, sports dietician and sports performance specialist at HSS, commented on the dangers of eating disorders as well as compulsive exercise habits.
"Training too hard or restricting too many calories can [also lead to] chronic sickness or infections, stress fractures, anemia, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis," he warned.
He also added that society puts too much emphasis on weight as an indicator of overall fitness. "We need to be looking at many other quantitative and qualitative factors of health such as physical capacity, strength, endurance, lab values, anthropometrics, as well as mental outlook to take a more holistic view of what it means to get healthier," he said.
Read the full article at wellandgood.com