Eating disorders are a group of conditions characterized by abnormal patterns of eating behavior and negative attitudes towards one's body weight and shape. The most common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorders, and they can have serious physical and psychological consequences. Effective treatments typically involve a combination of therapy, medical monitoring, and support from a dietitian.
An Exercise Physiologist is a health professional who specializes in the study of human movement and the physiological responses to physical activity. They design and implement exercise programs, conduct fitness assessments, educate on the importance of physical activity, and work with individuals of all ages and fitness levels to improve their health and well-being through exercise and physical activity.
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is used to treat anxiety disorders, particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). ERP involves gradually exposing a person to situations or objects that trigger their anxiety or compulsive behaviors while preventing them from engaging in the compulsive behaviors or rituals that they typically use to reduce their anxiety.