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  • I was quite small and thin for my age when I was thirteen. That’s when I started running I first made the connection that the fast runners were the skinny…

  • Steps to Prevent Athletic Energy Deficit

    Step 1: Know the danger Coaches and parents must realize that persistent Athletic Energy Deficit (AED) can hurt the long term competitive performance of their athletes. Preventable stress fractures make…

  • Is Athletic Energy Deficit an Eating Disorder?

    No. Although eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia can also be associated with amenorrhea and severe energy deficit, Athletic Energy Deficit (AED) results from sustained energy output (activity) without…

  • Young Athletes and Pars Stress Fracture

    The PARS stress fracture (spondylolysis) usually occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine) and results from repetitive hyperextension (bending backwards) and rotation activities. This fracture is often considered an “overuse…

  • Athletic Energy Deficit in Young Athletes

    Athletic Energy Deficit (AED) is a gap in energy. AED results when sustained activity (energy output) is not balanced with a proportional increase in nutrition (energy input). AED often develops…

  • Dietary Guidelines for Bone Health

    Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) review, update and publish The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 (8th…

  • Tips for the Student Athlete

    Getting ready for the school year to start is the most exciting time ever! Two things to do as the school year begins are get organized and develop a routine.…

  • I am now 30 weeks pregnant and still running 6–8 miles a day.  One of the things that has allowed me to continue to run through this pregnancy is my…

  • Watching the Super Bowl this past Sunday was so fun!  Obviously I wish that the 49er’s won being from the Bay Area and all, but it was still an exciting…

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