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“Too Much or Too Little: The Exercise Dilemma for Public Health and Eating Disorder Clinicians”

Thursday, February 26, 2015
1:00 p.m. ET


With Marcia Herrin and Emily Kroshus

Exercise is essential for health, yet individuals with eating disorders often exercise obsessively and excessively. Our expert tweeters will address what excessive exercise in eating disorders and how to address it, as well discuss exercise from a prevention standpoint.

Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD, FAED, is the founder of Dartmouth College’s nationally renowned eating disorder program. Currently, Dr. Herrin conducts a private practice in Lebanon NH. She is the author of Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (2013) and The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders (2007). Marcia was honored as a fellow in the Academy of Eating Disorders in 2013. At the April 2015 International Conference on Eating Disorders in Boston, Marcia is co-chairing a Plenary on Exercise which will focus on how exercise can contribute to anorexia and can also be used as treatment intervention. Marcia is also presenting a workshop at the 2015 conference which will define excessive exercise and describe how to assess and managing exercise. Marcia credits much of her success with patients with eating disorders and obesity to her own struggles with and recovery from these conditions.

Emily Kroshus is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the NCAA Sport Science Institute and the Strategic Training Program for the Prevention of Eating Disorders at the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her doctoral degree in 2014 from the Harvard School of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences, with a concentration in Health Communication. She is broadly interested in translational health communication research as it relates to mental health in sport and exercise settings, including understanding individual, interpersonal and contextual determinants of relevant primary and secondary preventive behaviors and developing and evaluating interventions to modify these behaviors. As an undergraduate, Emily was a three-time NCAA Division I All-American in cross country running and track and field.

It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat

Save the date for these upcoming chats:

Friday, February 26th at 1:00 pm EST
Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery
With Marcia Herrin and Emily Kroshus
Thursday, March 12th at 2:00 pm EST
Treating Couples
With Cristin Runfalo and Jennifer Kirby
Friday, April 10th, 12 noon EST
Pregnancy and Eating Disorders 
With Maggie Baumann
May 2015, date TBD
Eating Disorders in the Trans Community
With Dagan VanDeMark of TFFED
Moderators: Bridget Whitlow and Lauren Mulheim
June 2015, date TBD
Eating Disorders & the Orthodox Jewish Community
With Judy Krasna et al.
Thursday, July 16, 4:00 p.m. EST
Progress and Process: The Complexity of Eating Disorder Recovery
With Aimee Liu and Andrea Lamarre


Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.

What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"

A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.


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