April 4th, 2005

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if i exercise a lot, 2hours daily half of which is high intensity, should i be consuming more than 2400mg of sodium? it sounds logical to me since i'm losing it through sweat but i'd like an affirmative from someone else that might know how much more i should take in.

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I was doing some research for school when I fell across this article:

http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/national/2004/05/10/girls_diet040510.html

It basically says how the prominence of the fight against obesity in the media is putting younger girls at risk for disordered thinking and eating. I always thought of this prominence as a good thing, a way to nail some healthy ideas into overweight/obese peoples' heads. But at the same time, I don't want 12 year old, healthy weight girls to feel they have to diet... Anyone else feel that some of these subjects should be censored from them for this reason?

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Sleep and Eating Disorders

So this is a kind of two part discussion/question.

Okay, so part number one. I know that insomnia and irregular sleeping patterns are associated with eating disorders, especially Anorexia Nervosa. I was wondering why this is?

Iron deficiencies make one tired all the time, right? So lack of iron and other nutrients could account for tiredness and oversleeping. This makes sense to me. Disturbed sleep puzzles me a little more. Is it increased anxiety, hunger...?

As for the second part, I'm curious as to how much you all sleep. I know that I have a very difficult time sleeping, and that I normally get around 5-6 hours of sleep a night. However, I'm always exhausted. Do bulimics sleep poorly as well? Individuals suffering from COE or NES?