Tag: Physical Health

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My Transplant and Me.

My Transplant and Me.

“Will I ever run again?” It was the first question I remember asking when I woke up from a week long coma. My name is Emma. I’m the athletics programme manager at Loughborough University and used to be a half decent sprinter. I made it to a few British Championships finals, picked up some medals…

The Honest Truth: My experience of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).

The Honest Truth: My experience of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).

What is RED-S? RED-S stands for ‘Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport’. RED-S is caused when an individual’s dietary energy intake is insufficient to support the energy expenditure required for everyday health and optimal function once the cost of exercise has been considered [1]. In simple terms, energy expenditure > energy intake to a point where…

The American Dream: A Bed Of Roses, Or A Mass Of Thorns.

The American Dream: A Bed Of Roses, Or A Mass Of Thorns.

Image from 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, Samoa by Deana Emerson. The NCAA experience is one that differs from person to person. You should never take one person’s time in America as gospel, as you can guarantee you’ll find something differs in your time there. It is all dependent on your school, your coach, your degree,…

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