Blog

Why 50 Women to Kona Still Matters equity in sport kona Sep 25, 2022

This year we celebrate equal slots for male and female pros in Kona...but is it really that big of a deal? After all, triathlon has been pretty equal since its inception. Kelly O'Mara explores that question as we prepare for the Ironman World Championship in Kona.

 

Triathlon is not an old...

Continue Reading...
We Need to Stop Giving Women Tips for Being “Safe” in the news safety Sep 08, 2022

by Kelly O’Mara

Earlier this week, Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher’s body was found miles away from where she had started her morning jog last Friday. She appears to have been abducted and murdered by a stranger while out on a run before work. It is a horrific crime and I am sick to my...

Continue Reading...
5 Things All New Business Owners Need to Build their Business business building marketing Aug 11, 2022

by Kathryn Taylor

Building your own business is arguably one of the most rewarding journeys you can take - AND one of the most overwhelming. Often, I see women entrepreneurs getting stalled out, not because of their product, but because they get overwhelmed by the number of decisions they need to...

Continue Reading...
Training and Breastfeeding for Active Moms active mom breastfeeding fueling hydration Jul 18, 2022

There’s no “right timeline” for every new mom. These guidelines will help breastfeeding moms get back in the game when their bodies (and minds) are ready.

 

As a new mom, your world can feel turned upside down. Your days and nights blur into one long cycle of...

Continue Reading...
Why Active Women Need Carbs athlete carbohydrates macronutirients nutrition Jun 28, 2022

Here’s how to help your carb-phobic athletes embrace these fiber-rich foods. 

By Selene Yeager

 

Back in the 90s women were taught to fear fat. We broke out the pasta and bagels, ditched the peanut butter, avoided avocados, and it turned out to be a bust for health and...

Continue Reading...
A 6-Step Guide to Canceling Diet Culture in Women’s Sports coach diet culture red-s trainer Jun 09, 2022

By Selene Yeager

 

When we think “diet culture” many of us immediately think of beauty magazines and all the predatory “fitspiration” Instagram accounts that lure women in with the fear that they don’t look good enough as they are, and ultimately end...

Continue Reading...
 
Six Ways to Be a Better Advocate for Women in Sport advocacy equality in sport womensvoices Feb 16, 2022

We need to make space for women- and not only make space- we need to invite women, give them permission.” - Kristi Mohn

 by Sara Gross

As the owner of a women-led media company and someone who has been vocal about the need to create equal access for women at the Ironman World...

Continue Reading...
Why We're Going All-In on Women's Performance athlete physiology women Jan 27, 2022

Feisty CEO Sara Gross on how more knowledge about female-specific performance can accelerate fitness success

 

Eight days before I won my first Ironman I finished an ugly and hard-fought 18th at Ironman Texas, one hour and six minutes behind the winner. Even in a long race like Ironman, an...

Continue Reading...
Should You Get Your Iron Checked? blood work iron menstrual cycle Nov 10, 2021

Reposted with permission from Dr. Stacy Sims

New study shows that iron deficiency and anemia take a toll on active women.

Iron is essential for energy. It helps your body deliver oxygen to your working muscles and the mineral participates in the energy-making process in your mitochondria....

Continue Reading...
Sports Supplements: What Works for Women nutrition supplements Oct 26, 2021

Reposted with permission from Dr. Stacy Sims

Surprise, surprise, some ergogenic aids work differently for us than they do for the guys.

Research on female college athletes shows that more than 65 percent of them use some type of supplement at least once a month. I don’t know what the...

Continue Reading...
Food for Thought Oct 13, 2021

Study finds the MIND Diet may contribute to improved cognitive resilience and performance with age.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Brain health is a topic that comes up a lot in our posts here at Feisty Menopause, and with good reason. Research shows that estrogen is neuroprotective: it increases...

Continue Reading...
Exercising While Pregnant is Good for You and Your Baby, Too pregnancy Sep 10, 2021

Repost from Dr. Stacy Sims

A new study links a mom’s physical activity to her offspring’s lung function.

For years, women have contacted me, fresh off a positive pregnancy test, wondering whether they need to stop working out for fear of doing harm. In fact, the opposite is true....

Continue Reading...
1 2