Welcome back to This Week in RED-S, a semi-regular installment on Out of the RED-S that brings you media under the umbrella of RED-S. You can find websites, podcasts, and articles we have recently discovered here. Feel free to pick and choose which you explore further. Subscribe to never miss it!
RED-S activist and former professional runner Tina Muir has cultivated a phenomenal set of videos on her YouTube channel, Running for Real. Here she enlists the help of medical professionals to answer specific RED-S related questions, ranging from identification of RED-S to disordered eating to recovering from RED-S while training. Her videos nicely complement the videos on Out of the RED-S!
New podcast episode.
Dr. Erin Fredrickson, a family medicine resident physician and accomplished runner, goes deep in this new episode of Out of the RED-S. Are you trying to get out of the RED-S, but don't know where to start? Erin gives real life advice on how to take the first extraordinarily difficult steps to get out of the RED-S. Hint: it involves asking why and asking for help. She also dishes out practical tips on how to fuel with a busy job! This podcast is not medical advice.
Tips from a male triathlete on overcoming RED-S.
In this opinion piece, male triathlete Matt Bach describes dwindling energy and performance decrements. These were finally diagnosed as manifestations of RED-S. Read this to learn how he took steps to regain adequate energy availability, including prioritizing rest by introducing regular off-seasons. Other important steps he took to help direct him toward health included finding a doctor familiar with RED-S, sleeping more, increasing his caloric intake, lifting, and abstaining from any supplemental hormones (e.g., birth control in women and testosterone in men).
The Orlando Pride, a women's professional soccer team, updated their away uniforms to transition from white to black shorts, because we all deserve to feel comfortable while playing sports.