Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Chronic feelings of loneliness might be in your DNA > Health-in-Motion 21 September 2016 Anorexia nervosa Most of us are familiar with anorexia nervosa, a disorder which involves an obsession with losing weight by refusing to eat, but have you heard of something called anorexia athletica? It’s described as the compulsive and excessive use of physical exercise to maintain an abnormally low body weight. Although not formally recognised as a mental health condition, it seems to be quite a common problem. Exercising is good for you, but overdoing it can lead to serious issues, including infertility, poor body development, arthritis and heart and kidney problems. 0 More in Newsletters A steady routine of physical activity is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle More: Daily Dose: Chronic feelings of loneliness might be in your DNAHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Health24 Health Challenge: Week 12 Medical Colonoscopy after 75 may not be worth it Diet and nutrition Eliminating sweetened drinks is the best way to cut kids' sugar intake Fitness Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness Medical Sleep paralysis is frightening but not dangerous Parenting Morning sickness may be a sign that all's well From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.