Fitness Friday – Eating Healthy: Obsession Risk

The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday – Sabrena Jo

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, I’m host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode 382. Today’s show is brought to you by AirMedCare

Our show today is part of our Fitness Friday series, and it’s another great one in our Fitness Friday programs. We’ll be hearing from returning guest, Sabrena Jo, who’ll join us in just a minute. But, by way of introduction, Sabrena Jo, of course, is a favorite with our Not Old Better audience and is the American Council on Exercise, Director of Science and Research Content. Sabrena Jo, about some very exciting research which suggests that with respect to eating healthy, which we all know is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but being overly preoccupied with healthy eating can become physically and socially impairing.

The research, which as always, we’ll link to, goes on to say that those who have obsessive-compulsive traits, depression and a previous eating disorder, and/or are preoccupied with their appearance and body image, are more likely to be at risk for developing the condition. Other eating habits such as being a vegetarian or vegan also put individuals at higher risk for developing the eating condition known as Orthorexia Nervosa.

This may be counterintuitive, but it is serious stuff, and here to share that specific research is Sabrena Jo, Director of Science and Research Content from the American Council on Exercise. Sabrena Jo will explain the research, why it’s important, what the research means to health and exercise, and how best to focus on promoting healthy movement, rather than “working off” food or losing a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of weeks. I’m very interested in this subject and the research, so let’s welcome back to the program, via internet phone, ACE Director of Science and Research Content, Sabrena Jo.

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