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Can Exercise Be An Addiction? The Evolution of ‘Fitspiration’ in Society

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Can Exercise Be An Addiction? The Evolution of ‘Fitspiration’ in Society. / De Luca , Ilaria; Simonato, Pierluigi; Mooney, Roisin; Bersani, Giuseppe ; Corazza, Ornella.

In: Research and Advances in Psychiatry, Vol. 4, No. 1, 24.08.2017, p. 27-34.

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De Luca , Ilaria ; Simonato, Pierluigi ; Mooney, Roisin ; Bersani, Giuseppe ; Corazza, Ornella. / Can Exercise Be An Addiction? The Evolution of ‘Fitspiration’ in Society. In: Research and Advances in Psychiatry. 2017 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 27-34.

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