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Exercise Restriction

Exercise Addiction Inventory

The Exercise Addiction Inventory (EAI) (A. Terry et al., 2003)

Strongly disagree Neither agree nor disagree Strongly agree
Exercise is the most important thing in my life. 1 2 3 4 5
Conflicts have arisen between me and my family and/or my partner about the amount of exercise I do. 1 2 3 4 5
I use exercise as a way of changing my mood (e.g. to get a buzz, to escape etc.) 1 2 3 4 5
Over time I have increased the amount of exercise I do in a day. 1 2 3 4 5
If I have to miss an exercise session I feel moody and irritable. 1 2 3 4 5
If I cut down the amount of exercise I do, and then start again, I always end up exercising as often as I did before. 1 2 3 4 5


Please read the following article: Exercise as a way to restrict? You bet. to understand the above tool and its sister tool, the Anorexia Athletica Quiz, in context.