Addicted to Sweat

Asp, Karen
November 1999
American Fitness;Nov/Dec99, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p64
Provides information on exercise abuse. Characteristics of exercise abuse; Factors predisposing one to abuse exercise; What to do if someone is addicted to exercise. INSET: Preventing Exercise Abuse.


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