Eating Disorders: Recommendations for the Fitness Industry

Approximately 1.2 million adults in Australia are living with an eating disorder. This equates to five per cent of the population and includes males and females from various age groups, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The InsideOut Institute and Fitness Australia have developed these recommendations to assist fitness businesses and exercise professionals to work effectively with clients who present with symptoms of an eating disorder, or have an eating disorder, exercise disorder or muscle dysmorphia, and to sensitively and appropriately address issues of health and safety within a fitness facility or setting. These recommendations are not a substitute for industry-wide training and targeted policy development but rather to provide support in managing situations where there is a risk of harm to an individual whilst servicing them in a fitness environment.
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