As evidenced by my posts the last few weeks, I went into the More/SHAPE/Fitness/Idontknowwhatelse Half Marathon on Sunday with mixed feelings. It’s only been a little over a month since my huge PR at the NYC Half, and I raced a solid 4-miler in Central Park last weekend. 1,214 more words
Tags » Female Athlete Triad
Female Athlete Triad is common in sports like gymnastics, ballet, diving, figure skating, and running.
What is it?
Essentially, low energy availability affects the menstrual status which directly affects bone health. 389 more words
Can you ever get too much exercise? Is a strict diet and rigid exercise routine ever a bad thing? When does it get to be unhealthy? 718 more words
For many years I have not only struggled with an eating disorder but I have also struggled with amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation brought on by low body weight, low body fat, over activity, disordered eating, and sometimes non-functioning hormonal related activities. 778 more words
Poor or sub-optimum nutrition is more common in female athletes than in male athletes. Proper diet is of the utmost importance in order for active individuals to maintain adequate energy during intense bouts of exercise/activity and for recovery afterwards. 1,950 more words