Smart Athlete

Body Image and RED-S

The Latest Consummate Athlete Podcast with Danelle Kabush PHD, who is a is a Registered Clinical Counsellor & Mental Performance Consultant. In addition to her Professional and Academic background, she draws from experience as a Professional Off-Road Triathlon athlete and as a parent. and familiar with body image and RED-S (an updated and expanded definition of the ‘female athlete triad) that includes men and meant to cover the possible manifestation that under eating, or lack of sufficient nutrition, can have on the body.

REDS refers to impaired physiological function including, but not limited to, metabolic rate, menstrual function, bone health, immunity, protein synthesis, cardiovascular health caused by relative energy deficiency.

We discuss Body Image and Red-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) and how they can affect any athlete and how to go about navigating the tricky conversations around these topics as a coach, athlete or friend.

This is a great episode for parents and coaches.


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