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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: http://twubs.com/AEDchat. ("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
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.
- Eating Disorder Recovery in a Toxic World (January 13, 2015)
- Engaging Male Loved Ones in Treatment (November 14, 2014)
- Consequences of the Failure to Recognize Anorexia Nervosa in Higher-Weight People (October 3, 2014)
- Let's Talk About Weight Stigma: A Twitter Convo (September 24, 2014)
- A tweet chat in support of the MOM March (September 18, 2014)
- Refeeding in the hospital: How fast? How slow? (September 11, 2014)
- Night Eating Syndrome (August 1, 2014)
- A Year Without Mirrors: Reflecting on Appearance, Beauty, and Body Image (July 1, 2014)
- The Voice of ED: Externalizing the Eating Disorder (May 22, 2014)
- Diabetes and Eating Disorders (June 3, 2014)
- Understanding Insurance Advocacy for Eating Disorder Treatment (April 17, 2014)
- How Mobile Apps are Changing the Face of Eating Disorder Recovery (Jan. 15, 2014)
- Making Eating Disorders Genetics Approachable & Meaningful: What are ANGI, AN25K and Charlotte's Helix? (Dec.16, 2013)
- Fatness: A Health Crisis? (Dec. 13, 2013)
- Muscle Dysmorphia and Muscularity-Oriented Disordered Eating (Nov. 14, 2013)
- Food Rules - Eating Disorder Risk or Benefit for Health? (Sept. 17, 2013)
- Dr. Jenny Thomas and Jenni Schaefer on their recently released book: Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem? (June 18, 2013)
- Midlife Eating Disorders (April 18, 2013)
- Men Get Eating Disorders Too (March 14, 2013)
- Eating Disorder Memoirs: Helpful or Harmful? (March 13, 2013)
- How Advocates are Reaching Eating Disorder Sufferers (Feb. 25, 2014)
- Connecting Bodies with Hearts: Teaching Kids to Care, Not Compare (Feb. 14, 2014)
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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