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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Period Power menstrual period Sep 10, 2021

Repost from Dr. Stacy Sims

Menstruation can be prime time for PRs. Here’s how to go with the flow (no matter how heavy your flow).

“What’s the matter, you on the rag?”

“Hey ‘ladies,’ are you going to get your heads in the game, or do you need some...

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Save Your Sleep sleep Sep 02, 2021

Repost from Dr. Stacy Sims

Women struggle more than men to get a good night’s rest. Let’s fix that.

Women appear to have a predisposition to struggling with insomnia. Research meta-analysis has shown it. Surveys by the National Sleep Foundation have shown it. Up to 67 percent of women...

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#fitspiration Can Be the Opposite of Inspiration social media Jul 15, 2021

Research finds viewing #fitspiration posts can harm body image and make exercise feel harder.

As a female athlete performance physiologist, I work with women of all fitness and age levels to optimize their physiology and help them feel and perform their best. I know all too well how many barriers...

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Worried About Wetting Yourself exercise incontinence Jun 15, 2021

Reposted with permission from Dr. Stacy Sims

Research shows incontinence is common in active women. Don’t let stress incontinence keep you on the sidelines.

During a photo shoot for our upcoming book (out Spring 2022), my co-author Selene Yeager was surrounded by fierce, active women, who...

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The Contraceptive Conundrum birth control contraceptive Jun 01, 2021

Reposted with permission from Dr. Stacy Sims

Is the pill blunting your training gains?

Chances are, if you’re on the pill, it’s to prevent pregnancy (or to help treat other conditions like PCOS), not to enhance your athletic performance. But I’m guessing you don’t want...

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Rundown? Underperforming? Research Shows You’re Likely Undernourished nutrition May 31, 2021

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Here’s how to make sure you’re eating enough!

When women come to me because they’re struggling with poor performance one of the simplest (though not always easiest) and most successful strategies I provide is getting them to eat more....

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