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Competitive Sport and Eating Disorders

Years ago, I managed a provincial Eating Disorder Awareness Week campaign themed, “Fitness or Fat Phobia?” I had long been concerned with the growing numbers of athletes – amateur, varsity and professional – who had been contacting the Eating Disorder Resource Centre of British Columbia with concerns of disordered eating, over exercise and/or body dysmorphia. 1,255 more words

Eating Disorders

"Why do that to your body?"

If you’re an athlete struggling with weight, diet and menstrual issues, you shouldn’t be fighting it alone, a leading expert insists. 455 more words


Why you need to care if you've lost your period

Menstrual dysfunction and low energy might seem ‘normal’ to active women, but as Hera Mag‘s Elena Wewer reports, these symptoms can have severe implications.

Elena Wewer

5 ? with Kate Ackerman #RowingDoc #FemaleAthlete15

The 2015 meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine begins in less than a week, and I–like thousands of my colleagues–am getting ready: getting ready for the conference, getting ready for some blogging and tweeting coming to you from San Diego. 1,508 more words

General Interest

Specific Nutritional Needs for the Female Athlete, Part 2

Today I’ll finish up this 2 part blog, and touch on the importance of energy balance, the female athlete triad, a bit more on hormones and vitamins and minerals that we somethings overlook. 1,358 more words

Musings on More

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


Female Athlete Triad: What You Need to Know

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

Sport & Exercise Medicine