Disordered Eating in Athletes

Disordered Eating in Athletes

Disordered eating is abnormal eating behaviours in order to attain a certain weight or physique. It is often linked to eating disorders. Training for athletes in sports that emphasise appearance and focus on the individual rather than the entire team, for example: gymnastics, figure skating, wrestling, distance running, cycling, horse racing, ballet, swimming, weightlifting, bodybuilding, judo, karate etc, have greater rates of disordered eating than team sports, or sports that are not emphasised by aesthetics.