What Every Active Person Should Know about Low Energy Availability & RED-S

  1. […] Low energy availability results when energy intake isn’t enough to compensate for energy use. In other words, calorie intake is not enough to fuel body processes, daily activities, and exercise. As a result, an energy gap is created. Creating this gap is often the whole goal of low-calorie diets. Long-term, this gap in energy balance can result in gastrointestinal issues like gas and bloating. It can also cause irregular or missing periods, low energy levels, decreased training gains, and long-term cardiovascular, immune, bone and fertility issues unless corrected.  […]

  2. […] you have not heard of RED-S, it is an acronym for Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. RED-S was first introduced in 2014 with […]

  3. […] loss is a common symptom of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S). RED-S is a condition that can simply be defined as inadequate energy consumption leading […]

  4. […] Low energy availability (LEA) is one of the most common issues for active individuals that can negatively affect bone health. […]

  5. […] GI issues can sometimes be a direct result of underfueling or low energy availability. This can be a common occurrence among athletes or active individuals. Active people may eat less […]

  6. […] start experiencing negative effects. Health and athletic performance may be hindered by “low energy availability” or “relative energy deficiency in sport” […]

  7. […] can lead to conditions like RED-S, or relative energy deficiency. RED-S occurs when we expend more energy than we take in and can be […]

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