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What Is Healthy Exercise?

Eating Disorders and Exercise Addiction

Exercise addiction is the evil twin of eating disorders, so Mirasol provides training on healthy exercise and how to overcome complusive exercise.

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To break the cycle, all Mirasol clients refrain from exercising for the first week of treatment. After the first week, based on their BMI and overall progress, they can participate in a carefully monitored program that may include yoga, dance/movement therapy, gentle cardio and morning walks in the desert. All activities are accompanied by plenty of group and individual processing.

As clients progress through their treatment program at Mirasol, they may participate in wilderness experiences including hiking, camping and even caving. EEG brain maps and standard psychological tests administered before and after wilderness experiences have demonstrated significant decreases in symptoms of anxiety and depression. Mirasol offers multi-day camping trips about six times per year.

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