In episode 232 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Dr Margo Mountjoy (Clinical Prof, Sports Medicine Physician) Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) in this Expert Edition.
On this episode, we discuss with Dr Margo Mountjoy all about RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports). Now the consequences of an athlete being in this state can include not only performance detriments but also health side effects.
In 2014, the International Olympic Committee led by today's featured expert Dr Margo Mountjoy, published a consensus statement entitled “Beyond the female athlete triad relative energy deficiency in sport”, and this paper explored the syndrome of RED-S being impaired physiology caused by relative energy deficiency resulting impairments was stated to include effects on metabolic right menstrual function, bone health, immunity, protein synthesis and cardiovascular health with the key driving factor of this syndrome relative energy deficiency in sport being low energy availability.
During this episode Dr Margo Mountjoy shares around the origins of coining the phrase relative energy efficiency in sport as she worked with the IOC medical committee, we explore the signs and symptoms of RED-S for athletes. Dr Mountjoy outlines the incidence and prevalence of relative energy deficiency in sport amongst endurance athletes and athletes in general and the prevalence has been reported to be up to 60% amongst athletes in endurance events. Dr Mountjoy outlines how to screen for RED-S, the treatment of RED-S once it's been identified, how to lose weight and stay in energy balance, returning to sport post pregnancy and of course there's the issuing of this week's physical challenge as well.
Listen in as we delve into the following:
- The transition from science to the field of play
- What does an Olympic year typically look like for you?
- Protecting the health of the athlete
- Consensus Statement “Beyond the female athlete triad relative energy deficiency in Sport RED-S”
- (RED-S) What is the origins?
- Low Energy Availability and Fuelling the process
- Output for daily living
- Hub and Spoke Models
- Hhow is RED-S measured?
- Amenorrhea and Low Energy Availability
- RED-S in sprinters
- Female athlete awareness
- What male athletes need to be aware of?
- Raising Awareness of all parameters
- Restricting unnecessary energy expense
- Risk assessment model
- Fuelling for postpartum
- Losing weight effectively
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“It's just finding that balance and taking the time when you have it for yourself for your own fitness for your own fun and family.”
“What you have spent in terms of energy output is greater than what you have taken in energy intake.”
“Three meals a day isn’t going to cut it as an endurance athlete.”
“Think of the recovery nutrition as part of your training.”
“How do we do that in a healthy way that doesn’t negatively impact health by maximising performance.”
“This isn’t a quick fix.”
“Be more smartly active.” Phsyical Challenge
“Listen to your body.” Best Advice
4:02 Transition from science to the field of play
6.36 What does an Olympic year typically look like for you?
9:57 Protecting the health of the athlete
11.46 Consensus Statement “Beyond the female athlete triad relative energy deficiency in Sport RED-S”
19:00 (RED-S) What is the origins?
21:47 Low Energy Availability and Fuelling the process
24:00 Output for daily living
30:13 Hub and Spoke Models
35:35 How is RED-S measured?
41:00 Amenorrhea and Low Energy Availability
45:00 RED-S in sprinters
48:00 Female athlete awareness
53:00 What male athletes need to be aware of?
58:30 Raising Awareness of all parameters
1:01:00 Restricting unnecessary energy expense
1:03:30 Risk assessment model
1:06:00 Fuelling for postpartum
1:08:20 Losing weight effectively
1:10:00 Physical Challenge
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