Date: Tue, June 30, 2020
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Originally called “Female Athlete Triad”, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) was termed to include all of the side effects of energy deficiency that can affect any athlete. RED-S can affect athletes of any age, sex and has detrimental effects on bone health, immune function, cardiovascular health and psychological health and ultimately impacts athletic performance.
RED-S is the result of an imbalance that occurs when athletes don’t eat enough to meet the energy demands of training and daily life. Coaches can play a significant role in preventing RED-S by creating a supportive environment for their athletes. You’ll leave this webinar able to identify the warning signs and implement team strategies to maximize athletic performance.
Participants receive 1 NCCP PD Point
Aja Gyimah, MHSc, RD, is the founder of Compete Nutrition, an evidence-based nutrition consulting practice. Aja holds a masters in nutrition communications from Ryerson University, as well as an undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Western University where she also played for the women’s volleyball team. Aja has worked with athletes of all ages, including the elite hockey teams and professional athletes abroad. Aja is dedicated to sport nutrition and fueling Canada’s next elite athletes.
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