Running and periods: an athlete challenges the stigma

August 20th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Athletes like Scotland’s Eilish McColgan are trying to encourage a more open conversation about something that all women deal with every month until menopause

Exercising on your period: changing the conversation

March 25th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Most women have never been educated on how their period affects their athletics. A recent study is trying to change this

What female runners need to know about the birth control pill

May 11th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

The birth control pill (BCP) was first approved for contraceptive use in 1960, twenty-four years before women competed in the marathon at the Olympics for the first time. In some ways, the BCP and the introduction […]

Exercise-associated amenorrhea explained

May 6th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

What is it? Amenorrhea is characterized by the loss of menstrual cycle. There are two main types of amenorrhea—primary amenorrhea, which is the absence of menstruation by the age of 16 and secondary amenorrhea, […]