Can One Be Addicted To Exercise?

Discover the world of sports management through the AISTS Sports Medicine podcast, featuring interviews with leading experts, professionals and academics.

Even though exercise is usually a good thing, for some people it causes more distress than positive effects.  In this month's AISTS Sports Medicine podcast we have Oladapo Ajayi and Otonye Iworima investigating the topic of exercise addiction.  Former elite athlete, Otonye Iworima, a Nigerian triple jumper, who won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games provides us with the latest up to date research on the topic and discusses who is likely to become addicted to exercise and why it occurs.  Find out now all the answers here. 

The AISTS Sports Medicine podcast series was created by AISTS Head of Sports Medicine, Dr Boris Gojanovic (@DrSportSante) and are entirely scripted, recorded and produced by participants of the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration programme.

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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship programme is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 140 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.


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