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Reducing Your Risk of Eating Disorders

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by Scholten A
 
Having healthy attitudes toward food and your body can help prevent you from developing an eating disorder.
The following steps can help you develop such healthy attitudes:

Maintain a Rational Approach to Dieting, Food, and Exercise

Also, make sure you get regular, but not excessive, exercise. This can help you maintain a healthy weight. 30-60 minutes of exercise 3-5 days a week is sufficient.
 

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Preventing eating disorders. Perfect illusions: Eating disorders and the family. PBS website. Available at: http://www.pbs.org/perfectillusions/eatingdisorders/preventing.html . Accessed July 11, 2013.


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