Blogging with Dr. Stacy Sims

Exercising While Pregnant Is Good For You and Your Baby, Too pregnancy

A new study links a mom’s physical activity to her offspring’s lung function.

For years, women have contacted me, fresh off a positive pregnancy test, wondering whether they need to stop working out for fear of doing harm. In fact, the opposite is true.  

For starters, it is safe...

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Period Power anemia period

Menstruation can be prime time for PRs. Here’s how to go with the flow (no matter how heavy your flow).

“What’s the matter, you on the rag?”

“Hey ‘ladies,’ are you going to get your heads in the game, or do you need some tampons?”

When I was coming...

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Save your Sleep sleep

Women struggle more than men to get a good night’s rest. Let’s fix that.

Women appear to have a predisposition to struggling with insomnia. Research meta-analysis has shown it. Surveys by the National Sleep Foundation have shown it. Up to 67 percent of women reported having trouble...

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Beat the Heat heat

Working with your physiology to keep your cool is more important than ever as temperatures reach new heights.

Though the temps are cool and cloudy here in the Southern Hemisphere where I live, active women working out in the Northern Hemisphere are facing scorching temps, with many places hitting...

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#Fitspiration can be the Opposite of Inspiration body image

Research finds viewing #fitspiration posts can harm body image and make exercise feel harder.

As a female athlete performance physiologist, I work with women of all fitness and age levels to optimize their physiology and help them feel and perform their best. I know all too well how many barriers...

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Worried About Wetting Yourself? incontinence

Research shows incontinence is common in active women. Don’t let stress incontinence keep you on the sidelines.

During a photo shoot for our upcoming book (out Spring 2022), my co-author Selene Yeager was surrounded by fierce, active women, who openly shared something they generally keep...

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The Contraceptive Conundrum contraception

Is the pill blunting your training gains?

Chances are, if you’re on the pill, it’s to prevent pregnancy (or to help treat other conditions like PCOS), not to enhance your athletic performance. But I’m guessing you don’t want your contraception to be hindering your athletic...

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Rundown? Underperforming? Research Shows You’re Likely Undernourished undernourished

Here’s how to make sure you’re eating enough!

When women come to me because they’re struggling with poor performance one of the simplest (though not always easiest) and most successful strategies I provide is getting them to eat more.

Many women athletes are chronically...

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Yes! You are an athlete. No! You shouldn’t practice Intermittent Fasting. intermittent fasting ketogenic diet

I sat down with 8x U.S. Champion Steeplechase runner and Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn for Episode 5 of Nuuness TV, a Nuun-sponsored YouTube series devoted to women in sports.

It didn’t take long before the topic turned to my scientific impressions of current diet trends. Of course, I...

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