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Fireside Chat with Jill Merkel, RD - "RED-S and Nutritional Considerations for Endurance Athletes"

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Fireside Chat with Jill Merkel, RD - "RED-S and Nutritional Considerations for Endurance Athletes"

Welcome to the Fireside Chat! This series was designed to provide runners and the general population easy to absorb information regarding running mechanics, nutrition, strength training, and injury prevention. As the series progresses, we will cover a myriad of topics and speak with different professionals in the health & running community.

In this 9th edition, we had a great conversation with guest, Jill Merkel, RD. Jill is a sports and women's wellness dietitian in Nashville, TN. Have you had a history of health issues and wonder if they could be from under fueling? Do injuries consistently set you back from performing at your best? Jill educates us on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and how it can have negative long-term consequences not only as an active individual but with basic physiological functions.

In this Fireside Chat, we covered a variety of topics, including…

  1. How to know if you are fueling your body properly
  2. What is RED-S?
  3. Health & performance consequences, as well as warning signs of RED-S
  4. How to address this and prevent it from occurring
  5. Q&A

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Did you enjoy this Fireside Chat and are interested in learning more about upcoming segments as well as high quality educational content for runners? If so, click here to join the Ignite Your Run private Facebook group. The Ignite Your Run group is a FREE community for runners to learn and interact in the journey to become the best version of yourself possible. You can also click here to view the resource page containing previous Fireside Chat’s and webinars.

Here are additional resources regarding today’s chat and how to learn more about Jill Merkel, as well as her nutrition services…

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By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART


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