Not just a women’s issue

Although Fuel Aotearoa focuses on the experiences of female athletes and exercisers, it is important to remember that boys and men also experience disordered eating and body image concerns. Here is a link to an ESPN article about Wallabies star David Pollock who revealed his long-time battles with disordered eating in his new autobiography, Openside: My Journey to the Rugby World Cup.

A new article on distance runners relationships with food, training and the body

The latest issue of the Psychology of Sport and Exercise (September 2012) journal features an interesting article by researchers from Plymouth State University (USA) and Laurentian University (Canada). Based on interviews with a small selection of male and female distance runners, the authors reveal fresh insights into runners’ complex relationships with training, food, and their bodies.

Busanich, R., McGannon., & Schinke, R. (2012). Expanding understandings of the body, food and exercise relationship in distance runners: A narrative approach. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(5), 582-590.