Young Athletes and Eating Disorders

Pushing our young children to be super competitive in sports, has brought about a negative side-effect, especially in young girls. Anorexia nervosa has been found to be more common in athletic girls, than their non athletic counterparts.
Proper eating habits are essential for a well conditioned body. But excessive attention, performance enhancing drugs, and other factors are having an impact.
People should just use common sense with dealing with their children. Encourage them, but don’t make it an obsession. Read on, to learn more about this important topic.

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