Sunday, May 22, 2011

Is Climbing a Disorder?

Apparently, the upcoming revision of the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) may categorize the behavior of many climbers under the title of "Exercise Disorder."
"Also on the list is a push to refine eating disorders to include and single out exercise disorders such as “Compulsive Exercising.” Compulsive Exercising is characterized by scheduling your life around exercise, missing work to exercise, feeling depressed if you don’t exercise, exercising even if you’re hurt, and not taking rest days. Know any climbers who sound like that? Of course you do!"
 Read more here.

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