Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast

We are Made to Move: Exercise and Eating Disorder Recovery

March 20, 2020

We are Made to Move: Exercise and Eating Disorder Recovery

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   Join us as we speak to Dr. Brian Cook, whose research focuses on the etiological role and therapeutic potential of exercise in eating disorders. We look at the benefit of addressing exercise in eating disorder treatment and treatment tools that can be used. 

  • We don’t have an upper limit to how much we exercise but should there be one? With eating disorders, this is probably a good point to address.
  • Cook believes we must address exercise in treatment just like we do food. We have a professional and ethical obligation to help discern all of the issues that surround exercise and eating disorder treatment. Our bodies are built to move.
  • Intervening on the compulsive aspect of exercise to be able to unlock the potential the benefit of exercise without disordered behavior.
  • We do know that we can use exercise appropriately in treatment to strengthen the body and also the brain and how the brain connects to the body.

 

You Know He’s Legit

Dr. Cook’s research focuses on the etiological role and therapeutic potential of exercise in eating disorders. His education at the Universities of Rhode Island and Florida and an NIMH funded postdoctoral fellowship provided training under experts in the eating disorders field. He has consistently presented research at international level conferences – including a keynote address at the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals conference in 2017, published in leading journals, and written several invited book chapters. These accomplishments provide strong evidence of his passion for improving the lives of individuals and his potential for continued impact in the field of eating disorders. He has translated this research into clinical practice in his role as V.P of Movement, Research, and Outcomes at Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Eating Recovery Centers.

To find out more about Dr. Cook’s work and the treatment at Alsana Eating Disorder and Treatment Centers Go To:

 

www.alsana.com