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Anne Bello Freshman Writing 112 When It Takes Over It got her. It had gotten a very close friend of mine. What am I talking about? I’m talking about anorexia athletica. Anorexia athletica gets many young athletes. Most don’t even know that they’ve become a victim to this disease until after it has become a parasite to them and sunken its teeth in so deep that it has been feeding off of all parts of their lives. The scary part is how long it takes for anyone to realize that this disease has taken over the life of the victim. Anorexia Athletica is a combination of anorexia, the starvation of the body, and an excessive amount of exercise. It is “Repeatedly exercise beyond the requirements for good health” states the American College of sports medicine. This girl who had this disease didn’t know that she had this disease. She thought that she was dieting for her sport. Many athletes have diets that they have to maintain to succeed. The problem comes from when the athlete doesn’t necessarily know that they are dieting too much. “We manage our physiological well being through nutrition and power naps”, when nutrition can’t supply the energy we need states Kellman. To them, the diet makes sense. They look at themselves and see fat. For distance runners, there is a high rate. Among dancers there is also a high rate of anorexia athletica. They think that dieting and losing weight will be beneficial to their athletic careers. They believe that by losing weight, they will have to exert less energy, either during the race to carry themselves, or that they will be able to jump higher and be lifted while dancing.
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