Episode 68

Dr Emma Ross: Focus on Females

This week we focus on females with Dr Emma Ross. Emma spent a decade working in elite sport and was Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport before branching out more recently in a bid to educate more women about their bodies.

You'll hear:

07:35 women in sport have been striving for equality for so long

10:15 Really good on periods and the menstrual cycle

22:00 How to train around an irregular menstrual cycles

32:55 Heavy legs and bloating - stay hydrated, avoid salty and processed foods, try yoga and IBS. Eat little and often. We also talk about caffeine intake around this time

36:26 It's not healthy to lose your cycle

39:15 Carbohydrates are your super power

41:00 RED-S

42:45 It's not a badge of honour and it's totally possible to be the best version of your athletic self and have a healthy menstrual cycle

46:50 We talk about the importance of gut health

48:25 Contraception and the pill

56:25 Menopause

1:01:40 Don't back off your training during the menopause

1:05:15 Bras - did you know you can improve your athletic performance by 4% with the right fitting bra?!

Find out more about this week's guest - Dr Emma Ross

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The Well HQ website

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Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond