Eating disorders affect an athlete both mentally and physically and have significant impacts on performance. This blog will discuss the prevalence of eating disorders, identify warning signs in athletes, distinguish the differences and similarities to relative energy deficiency syndrome (REDS), and provide resources for those struggling to seek help.
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Amy’s recommendations on Foods to eat before sports tryouts, featured on Livestrong.
We all know far too well that gastrointestinal issues can derail a training run or race physically and mentally. Cramping, bloating, and diarrhea can quickly worsen dehydration and become very painful or even debilitating. In this post, I outline some easy strategies to help you feel better and improve performance when facing GI issues. By following these nutrition strategies, one can improve symptoms and performance as a whole.
In the world of sports and athletics, all athletes experience inflammation. Inflammation is a natural and healthy process by which the body protects itself from harm. Intense exercise causes metabolic waste as toxins are released, causing the body to respond. Inflammation is the process whereby the body heals itself from toxins.
Amy’s nutrition advice is featured in this NY times article on running resolutions. Click here for full NY Times article.
It has been proven that athletes with more muscle mass and less fat are able to run faster due to the power-to-weight ratio. Oftentimes, athletes will try to lose weight in an unhealthy way which can negatively affect performance and cause injury.