Mar 3, 2023
In this episode, I interview fellow running podcaster Tina Muir
to talk about RED-S or Relative Energy Deficiency in
Sport. RED-S which is a diagnosis for those experiencing
symptoms of under-fueling for performance, often caused
RED-S is something that can affect men and women of all body
types and is essentially a by-product of chronic under-fueling in
training, which causes the body to shut down in various ways.
Symptoms can include (but is not limited to) losing your period (in
women), loss of libido, hormonal imbalances, trouble regulating
body temp, general fatigue/malaise/inability to perform, hair
falling out, and bone-related injuries.
It's also important to note that RED-S can often occur
simultaneously with an eating disorder or disordered eating, but it
can also occur separately as well.
In this conversation, we talk about the symptoms of RED-S,
myths about it, how to get a diagnosis, and of course, how to work
toward recovery. Tina also shares her experiences from her personal
journey dealing with RED-S seven years ago. This episode is for all
runners to not only help those who might be facing RED-S but also
to build awareness on the topic so that anyone can get the support
Resources from the episode: