Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Exercise as a Positive in Treatment Research

Fewell, L.K., Nickols, R., Tierney, A.S., & Levinson, C. (2018).  Strength and Power Improvements in Athletes and Non-Athletes During Intensive Eating Disorder Treatment.  Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 12, 562-577.

Beumont, P., Arthur, B., Russell, J., & Touyz, S. (1994). Excessive physical activity in dieting disorder patients: Proposals for a supervised exercise program. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 15, 21-36.

Blinder, B., Freeman, D., & Stunkard, A. (1970). Behaviour  therapy of anorexia nervosa: Effectiveness of activity as a reinforcer of weight gain.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 126, 1093-1098.

Calogero, R.M, & Pedrotty, K.N. (2004). The practice and process of healthy exercise: Testing the effects of treating exercise abuse in women with eating disorders. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 4, 273-291.

Chantler, I., Szabo, C.P., & Green, K. (2006). Muscular strength changes in hospitalized anorexic patients after an eating week resistance training program. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 27, 660-665.

Cook, B., Hausenblas, H., Tuccitto, D, & Giacobbi, P. (2011). Eating disorders and exercise: a structural equation modelling anaysis of a conceptual model. European Eating Disorders Review, 19, 216-225.

Fernandez,-del-Valle, M., Larumbe-Zabala, E., Villasenor-Montarroso, A., Gonzalez, C.D., Diez-Vega, I., Mojaraes, L.M.L., Ruiz, M.P. (2014). Resistance training enhances muscular performance in patients with anorexia nervosa: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41, 601-609.

Sundgot-Borgen, J., Rosenvinge, J.H., Bahr, R., & Schneider, L.S. (2002). The effect of exercise, cognitive therapy, and nutritional counseling in treating bulimia nervosa. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, 34, 190-195.

Szabo, C., & Green, K. (2002). Hospitalized anorexics and resistance training: impact on body composition and psychological well-being: A preliminary study. Eating and Weight Disorders, 7, 293-297.

Tokumura, M., Yoshiba, S., Tanaka, T., Nanri, S., & Watanabe, H. (2003). Prescribed exercise training  improves exercise capacity of convalescent children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa. European Journal of Pediatrics, 162, 430-431.

Thein, V., Thomas, A., Markin, D., & Birmingham, C.L. (2000). Pilot study of a graded exercise program for the treatment of anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 28, 101-106.

Exercise as a Positive in Treatment – Reviews/Meta Analyses

Campbell, A., & Hausenblas, H.A. (2009). Effects of exercise interventions on body image: A meta- analysis.  Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 780-793.

Cook, B., Wonderlich, S.A., Mitchell, J., Thompson, R., Sherman, R., & McCallum, K. (2016). Exercise in eating disorders treatment: Systematic review and proposal of guidelines, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, doi: 10. 1249/MSS.0000000000000912

Hausenblas, H.A., Cook, B.J., & Chittester, N.I. (2008). Can exercise treat eating disorders? Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 36, 43-47.

Moola, F.J., Gairdner, S.E., & Amara, C.E. (2013). Exercise in the care of patients with anorexia nervosa: A systematic  review of the literature. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 6, 59-68.

Ng, L.W.C., Ng, D.P., & Wong, W.P. (2013). Is supervised exercise training safe in patients with anorexia nervosa? A meta-analysis. Physiotherapy, 99, 1-11.

Vancompfort, D., Vanderlinden, J., De Hert, M., Soundy, A. ,Adamkova, M., Skjarevan, L.H., et al. (2013). A systematic review of physical therapy interventions for patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35, 2191-2196.

Zschuckle, E., Gaudlitz, K., & Strohle, A. (2013). Exercise and physical activity in mental disorders: Clinical and experimental evidence. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 46, S12-S21.

Zunker, C., Mitchell, J.E., & Wonderlich, S.A. (2011). Exercise interventions for women with anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 579-584.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Washington University in St. Louis

As painful as it is to be here and do what they’re asking, I don’t think I’d be able to do it without the McCallum Place support. You don’t have to know how to fix it, just be willing to listen and try their suggestions.

– A Former Resident