If you want a primer on the acquisition, development, and maintenance of exercise addiction, this is the book to read. Comprehensive and well researched, it will help in establishing exercise addiction as a genuine disorder. (Mark Griffiths, Ph.D., professor, Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University, UK)
This book is a brilliant reflection on exercise addiction. It bridges the up-to-date scientific facts with real life experiences that yields a clear, well-organized, and pleasant reading, which is a must for all sport and exercise enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in this complex subject. (Attila Szabo, Ph.D., associate professor and acting director, Institute for Health Promotion & Sport Sciences, Faculty of Education & Psychology Eötvös Loránd University(ELTE))
Are you or someone you love addicted to exercise? How bad is it really? This compelling and extremely informative book will answer any question you might have. Schreiber and Hausenblas finally give exercise addiction the attention it deserves. The stories are shocking and moving. the possibility of hope imbedded in every page. (Judith Brisman, Ph.D. author Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends; Founding Director Eating Disorder Resource Center, NYC)
The Truth About Exercise Addiction is a thought-provoking and evidence-based examination of a phenomenon that is intriguing and close to home for many avid exercisers. I highly recommend this book to practitioners and exercisers of all levels. (Danielle Symons Downs, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Kinesiology; OBGYN at The Pennsylvania State University; co-author of The Exercise Dependence Scale)
About the Author
Heather A. Hausenblas, PhD, is an internationally renowned physical activity and healthy aging expert, researcher, and author. Her research focuses on the psychological effects of health behaviors across the lifespan. Hausenblas is the coauthor of 5 scientific books, and she has published more than 90 scientific journal articles. She has conducted more than 200 national and international scientific presentations. She has also received several research awards and grants. She was a faculty member and director of the Exercise Psychology Lab at the University of Florida from 1998 to 2012. She is currently an associate professor at Jacksonville University in the College of Health Sciences.