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The Dangerous Pursuit of the Ideal Body

Lecture no. 19 from the course: The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

The Dangerous Pursuit of the Ideal Body

Taught by Professor Eddie O'Connor | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Athletes can feel tremendous pressure to achieve the “ideal body” as early as elementary school. Consequently, although most of us recognize disordered eating and performance-enhancing drugs as problems, athletes can see them as short-term positives despite long-term damage. What does the latest research reveal regarding the health risks of methods many athletes use to improve sport performance?


January 2, 2018