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RED-S; Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport is a serious thing and something all endurance athletes should have a little bit of awareness of, as well as anyone who is active and looking to shed some body fat and change their body composition. Low Energy Availability (LEA) discussed in a previous…

Low Energy Availability (LEA):

What is LEA? LEA occurs when an individual’s energy intake is insufficient to support the body’s functions after accounting for energy expended in exercise. It’s essentially an energy deficit that can occur in both athletes and non-athletes. It’s calculated as energy intake minus exercise energy expenditure, relative to fat-free mass….

Can Herbal Adaptogens help Perimenopause? 

In short, Yes!  I’m currently 44 and for the last year or so I’ve been feeling like I’m suffering from some perimenopausal symptoms. Not enough to warrant talking to my doctor about HRT but enough to make me look for some answers and find some help.  Having opened up the…

How to work out to beat Menopause

Hitting this period of life, regardless of the age you go through it, can be so tough. Some women are lucky and feel very few, if any, effects. The more common story is one of weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, crazy body temperatures and frustration. There are 4 things Perimenopausal…

The Phases of Menopause

First up – let’s be really clear about what Menopause is.  It’s the end of a woman’s fertility and therefore, her menstrual cycle.  Menopause is one moment in time which signifies the absence of periods for 1 full year. It happens naturally with age but can also stem from surgery,…

Ladies…Hormones, Training and Fat Loss

There’s something we don’t often talk about but it can have a major effect on our training and our results and that thing is our menstrual cycle.  Do you really know what happens during your 28 day cycle? Do you understand which hormones are spiking when and what that means…

Power through your PMS

A few months ago I decided to try the bio hack that Dr Stacy Sims talks about in her book ROAR. (Side note – if you are female and care about your athletic performance, you really need to read this book!) I got pretty decent results so thought I would…