Exercise and movement recommendations for individuals working on eating disorder recovery are a controversial topic. Is exercise beneficial, or is it a symptom? This presentation will explore the research around exercise and its role in eating disorder development and symptomology, and discuss current movement-based treatment theories in eating disorder recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the role that exercise and physical activity plays in eating disorder etiology from a developmental, physiological, and psychological perspective, including at least one theory around each perspective
  2. To identify at least two benefits and challenges each in how physical activity plays a role in eating disorder treatment
  3. To explain targeted somatic interventions that can be useful in the treatment of eating disorder recovery

Speaker: Jenn Burnell, MS, RD/LDN CEDRD