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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

Reposted with permission from Dr. Stacy Sims

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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The Science Behind Why Female Athletes Should Not Practice Intermittent Fasting May 18, 2021

A new bi-monthly feature from Dr. Stacy Sims - reposted from her site.

Yes! You are an athlete. No! You shouldn’t practice intermittent fasting.

Last month, I sat down with 8x U.S. Champion Steeplechase runner and Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn for Episode 5 of Nuuness TV, a...

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