New Australian research to study eating disorders in the fitness industry

4 Aug, 2021

Key points:

  • New, Australian-first study into fitness professionals and the detection of eating disorders among clients launched today.
  • Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses affecting approximately 1 million Australians.
  • The highest users of gyms and fitness activities are also those most at risk of developing an eating disorder - women aged 18-34
  • The study aims to ensure exercise professionals are properly trained to respond to, and manage, clientele with eating disorders.