Write a 5-paragraph literary analysis essay based on Virginia Woolf. When you analyze literature, you try to determine the author’s purpose for writing it (A Room of One’s Own).
Exercise interventions can also provide positive psychological effects on the behaviors and emotional well being of individuals with AN. With AN being the deadliest mental health disorder in the world, the emotional well-being of affected individuals is a crucial component to the behavioral eating pathology that leads to self-starvation and malnutrition. AN treatment programs can offer both psycho and behavioral therapy alongside medical re-feeding techniques to normalize eating patterns and support feelings of weight gain (Zunker et al., 2011). An exercise program can have similar effects to these contemporary therapy approaches and can introduce added behavioral and psychological benefits. The study conducted by Calogero et al. entitled, “The Practice and Process of Healthy Exercise: An Investigation of the Treatment of Exercise Abuse in Women with Eating Disorders,” investigated the behavioral and emotional states of ED patients after exercise interventions and its relationship to decreased pathology and weight restoration. Researchers followed 254 women with ED, with the two groups divided into an experimental group exposed to an exercise intervention and a control group that was not exposed, over the course of 6 months. The exercise intervention group followed an hour long, 4-day a week exercise program that incorporated both aerobic and strength training, with both groups receiving several self-report assessments on a weekly basis. The results of the study showed that women with AN who participated in the exercise program actually gained 40% more weight than their non-exercise exposed counterparts. Findings from the questionnaires also showed that the exercise intervention group statistically decreased their involvement, rigidity, and emotional commitment towards exercise, while the control group had no statistically significant difference in these dimensions. This exercise intervention data supports the idea that general re-feeding alone can not resolve some of the emotional and behavioral manifestations that causes self-starvation and excessive exercise. Exercise can provide outlets for AN patients to alleviate anxiety and increase their comfort levels and feelings towards gaining weight. By experiencing a strict exercise program, patients can be exposed to the same types of fundamental approaches and principles of healthy exercise on a regular basis. This level of repetition can help to internalize the benefits of healthy exercise and change attitudes and behaviors away from excessive exercise. In addition to the effects of an exercise intervention on the mental and behavioral attitudes towards excessive exercise, the study conducted by Sauchelli et al. entitled, “Physical activity in anorexia nervosa: How relevant is it to therapy response,” explores how exercise affects the psychological well-being of AN patients. Sauchelli et al. followed 88 AN patients exposed to an exercise intervention as part of their treatment plan and 116 healthy-weight controls through a 12 week period. Measures in time spent in physical activity, BMI and body composition changes, depressive symptoms, and eating disorder psychopathology were recorded. This study found that there was no difference between the healthy control or exercise group in the time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). The increased level of eating disorder severity and low levels of MVPA showed associations with poor treatment outcomes, while low MVPA and depressive symptoms also showed significant associations. The similar time spent in physical activity between the healthy control and exercise group shows the ability of AN patients to respond well towards exercise. By implementing, rather than restricting, exercise and physical activity within treatment programs, treatment outcomes can see improvements. The comorbidity between depression and AN can also be addressed through exercise as less time in MVPA is linked to depressive symptoms. This relationship also suggests that exercise can present a mood-regulatory effect on AN patients along side its ability to improve functional strength. Exercise can thus provide AN patients with psychological benefits in terms of emotional well being when integrated within a treatment plan.>GET ANSWER