Heather Caplan, RD joins us to discuss how under-fueling and over- exercising impacts the female body and how the Lane 9 Project speaking out about women's health, nutrition, fertility, and running.
- The female athlete triad is sidelining female athletes. The triad includes low energy availability (under-fueling for your activity), amenorrhea (loss of period), and low bone mass. This can be normalized in our culture of women in sport but it is not. Delayed menses, multiple injuries and stress fractures, are red flags for the female athlete triad.
- Heather shares her experience of her recovery and how our experiences can lead us to amazing things. For Heather, it was the Lane 9 Project a place of awareness of the female athlete triad and for women to share their personal stories.
So You Know She Is Legit...
Heather Caplan is a registered dietitian with a private practice. She focuses on intuitive and mindful eating practices for athletes, primarily runners, to help them hone fueling strategies and reduce the risk of injury. She is also a co-founder of the Lane 9 Project—a nonprofit raising awareness of, and providing a community for, women who have struggled with the Female Athlete Triad. Her work has been published on a variety of national publications such as Runner's World, Motiv Sports, Women's Health, Women's Running, Outside Online and Runners Connect, and in FITNESS and EatingWell magazines.
To connect with Heather and to find out more about her podcast RD Real Talk go to: http://heathercaplan.com/
To Find out more about The Lane 9 Project and to get involved go to: https://medium.com/lane-9-project