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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: June 2020

Chapter 8 - Exercise and Activity


The focus of this chapter is on body image and how poor body image contributes to the development and maintenance of an eating disorder. The reader is introduced to formulation around this and some of the current evidence base.

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