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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2008 Jan;36(1):43-7.

Can exercise treat eating disorders?

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  • 1Department of Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.


Exercise is not a standard intervention for patients with eating disorders. In this article, six studies are reviewed that examined exercise interventions in populations with eating disorders. The key conclusion is that exercise may improve a range of biopsychosocial outcomes in patients with eating disorders, but more research is needed.

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