The female athlete triad involves three interrelated factors: energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density (BMD). We explore each factor in this extract from Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition.
Dancers of the #Seniorstars programme, Bühnen Bern Ballett, Switzerland. Clare Guss-West. Photographer: Nathalie Jufer Every Wednesday at Bern Ballet, in Switzerland, the #Seniorstars – gangs of senior women aged 65-90+ gather. They shatter our preconceptions of senior activity – they are noisy, exuberant, confident, animated, articulate, engaged. On Wednesdays they feel alive, they feel visible, they feel free, they escape physical and age-related limitations, they break boundaries, they go beyond, they dare.
As part of our celebration of Women in Sport, we caught up with our expert women authors to ask them what their top career tips are for other women working in sport, health and fitness. Our authors boast a wealth of knowledge and experience in their given fields, from sports nutrition to personal training, coaching and beyond.
Many women fear midlife weight gain and see gaining weight to be inevitable during menopause. But can midlife weight gain be avoided? In this extract from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook we explore the potential causes of weight gain within menopausal women and how to potentially avoid it.
We’ve pulled together 3 of the best exercises to help prepare your body for giving birth. Taken from Pregnancy Fitness, some of these exercises may also be beneficial postpartum.
As we celebrate women in sport throughout March we wanted to hear our women authors’ thoughts on what the future holds for women in sport. We spoke with some of our women authors to see what they felt had changed for women in sport over recent years and what the future might hold.
Women of colour have faced, and continue to face, numerous barriers when it comes to participating in sport. Acknowledging these barriers and seeking ways to overcome these is important to achieve equality in sport, regardless of gender or race. This post is excerpted from Women and Sport.
Author of Attention and Focus in Dance, Clare Guss-West has recently been interviewed by the Swiss Dance Association (Tanz Vereinigung Schweiz).