Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Exercise as a Positive in Treatment Research

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

McCallum Place addresses all areas of your eating disorder. It’s so important to visit all these areas (physical, mental, emotional, and habitual) to fully understand your eating disorder and how to maintain your personal recovery.

– A Former Resident