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RED-S and Running: What You Need To Know About This Serious Condition

Do you train hard every day but don’t seem to be getting over that hump in your running? Do you always feel like you lack energy during your workday or your workouts? Do you keep getting injured all the time and you can’t pinpoint a specific cause? Are you not sleeping well or always wake up starving?

 

 

Well, this is one episode you will want to pay attention to because I have the expert for you!

I am grateful to have on the show registered dietitian nutritionist Brooke Czarnecki. Brooke is a registered dietitian nutritionist for runners with Intentful Nutrition LLC.  She is passionate about teaching you to learn how to fuel and feel your best through food and teaches her clients to ditch the diets and nourish your body!

 

Click below to see the video from the Healthy Runner Live!

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!

 

In this episode, Brooke will answer some common questions like these:

 

  • What is Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and how does it affect running performance?
  • Who is at risk for RED-S?
  • What are the signs and symptoms that you are underfueling as a runner?
  • How do you test for RED-S?
  • How do you know if you are properly fueled?
  • How do runners prevent underfueling?
  • How do women runners thrive through middle age and menopause without dieting?

 

Connect with Brooke 

 

 

Instagram: @intentfulnutrition

Email: intentfulnutrition@gmail.com

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You can listen to all the information in this episode on the Healthy Runner Podcast…available wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, PhD, DPT

Physical Therapist For Runners

Board Certified, OCS

(203) 376-6514

 

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