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Articles by Ashley Brauer, PhD

Optimizing Sport Performance by Looking Beyond Weight

Athletes are well attuned to the conversations in sport surrounding weight and performance. Whether you’re an athlete, coach, healthcare professional, or fan, you don’t have to look far to observe the narrative in sport that says controlling weight will directly impact performance. Unfortunately, this belief holds many myths and misunderstandings. This narrative is amplified by … Read More

Eating Disorders and Sleep: Implications for Athlete Health and Performance

Eating disorders (ED) have a devastating impact on the health of athletes. EDs are often accompanied by medical complications including, but not limited to, disruption of cardiorespiratory, endocrine, neuropsychiatric, and gastrointestinal functioning. Collectively, the medical complications associated with low energy availability encompass a syndrome known as “Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)”. In addition to … Read More