Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

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Physique Related Perceptions and Biological Correlates of Eating Disorder Risk among Female Collegiate Equestrians

Physique Related Perceptions and Biological Correlates of Eating Disorder Risk among  Female Collegiate Equestrians

Sport-specific features of certain sports are implicated as perpetuating eating disorder risk and this is especially prominent among female athletes competing in aesthetic sports. Form-fitting uniforms and where there is a subjective evaluation component to determining performance success characterize aesthetic sports.Contextual mechanisms common within this sport classification involve public weigh-ins, comments about physique, costume features and subjective evaluation by judges magnify the typical pressures associated with pursuing success in sport especially if physical characteristics do not meet sport demands.

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