About the author: Dr. Merav Nagel is a researcher and a professor of Exercise Science at Idaho State University. She is a sport Psychologist whose concern for the body-mind-spirit connection in the health of athletes serves her students well. Dr. Nagel has varied valuable experience. She was a competitive athlete in Israel, served as an officer in the Israeli Defense forces, and consulted several Olympians.2002 0-7734-6902-8
According to the report of National Women’s Health Center, attitudes that lay the groundwork for developing disordered eating occur as early as fourth or fifth grade. This study examines the factors that contribute to eating disorders in females athletes, filling a gap in the existing scholarship on the subject.