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RED-S Prevention

By Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CERDRD-S

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) is common and occurs when there is a mismatch between energy intake and energy expenditure. This has …

Posted in Exercise

What is Overtraining Syndrome?

Recently, Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel revealed she was suffering from “overtraining syndrome” after experiencing fatigue, depression, insomnia & decreased performance. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote:

“Overtraining syndrome is an important and …

Posted in Exercise

Rest Day Nutrition

Many have been told to “eat less” or to “avoid carbs” on a rest day. But on a rest days, the body is busy! Rest days are filled with healing, …

Posted in Exercise, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

Athletes and Eating Disorder Recovery

By Carly Reid, former UCLA Swimmer and Eating Disorder Advocate.

It isn’t a surprise that athletes have extremely competitive tendencies. We will go the extra mile, hour, or training session …

Posted in Eating Disorders, Exercise, Sports Nutrition

Why Athletes Should Rest

For all athletes, rest is important. Athletes looking to get better may falsely think that adding a second training session in the same day will advance their training.  According to …

Posted in Eating Disorders, Exercise, Sports Nutrition

When Exercise Turns Compulsive

Similar to eating a healthy diet, being fit and exercising regularly attracts praise and admiration in our society. All too often, however, these lifestyle changes can shift from being mindful, …

Posted in Eating Disorders, Exercise