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Women playing sports to show need for more research for women

Continued Gap in Sports and Exercise Medicine Research for Women

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 5, 2023

An editorial on women in sports and exercise highlights the knowledge gaps and urges action for more research for women.

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Two women cyclists high giving to show no effects of menstrual cycle on endurance Performance

Effects of Menstrual Cycle on Endurance Performance

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 6, 2023

Researchers have believed that menstruation alters performance but what are the real effects of the menstrual cycle on endurance performance?

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Flowers as female reproductive organs to represent mindset and menopause

Mindset and Menopause

By Maria Luque, PhD, MS, CHES / March 7, 2023

There’s no arguing about the benefit and importance of physical activity for our health, especially during menopause. And that’s only the starting point: Women transitioning through menopause benefit from a comprehensive approach—one that addresses both body and mindset—so they can have the most positive experience possible. Studies have shown that attitude plays a big part…

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Women's health advocacy

Women’s Health Advocacy

By Sandy Todd Webster / October 21, 2022

Do you ever find re-entry to work after a solid vacation to be challenging? Following seven heavenly days in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, I returned to IDEA on Monday feeling refreshed—but also dragging a little bit. What’s up with that? I think my senses were longing for the pastoral scenes, fresh air and buzziness of…

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Man feeling sick and maybe showing early symptoms of infection

COVID-19: Early Symptoms of Infection Vary

By Kate Watson / September 2, 2021

With COVID-19, early symptoms of infection vary among age groups and between men and women. That’s the conclusion of a paper that appeared recently in The Lancet Digital Health. The biggest differences occur between older adults (60 and over) and younger people (16–59 ). However, the first signs of illness also vary between women and men. Researchers from…

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Hormone effects on female weight lifting and strength training

Optimizing Women’s Strength Training

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / April 5, 2021

A new research review sheds light on how monthly hormonal changes influence the risk of muscle damage during female weight lifting.

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Group of women exercising together

Research Update: The Value of Exercise for Women’s Health

By Len Kravitz, PhD / June 14, 2018

Fitness pros have a unique opportunity to take a leadership role by guiding their female clients toward a healthier, movement-oriented lifestyle. This women’s health research update discusses contemporary scientific findings you can use to educate your clients and plan up-to-date programs.

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