Contribution Post // Recognising when exercise goes too far

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Finding joyful forms of movement that we love is beneficial for our long-term health and wellbeing, but the combination of strenuous exercise and restricted food intake can do far more harm than good.

RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) is the result of insufficient caloric intake and/or excessive energy expenditure that can affect both men and women, and both individuals who identify as athletes and those who do not identify as athletes (performance artists, dancers, and those who are just very active).

The negative consequences of this condition can impact many important physiological systems, including normal metabolism, menstrual function, bone health, immunity, protein synthesis, as well as cardiovascular health and can lead to many negative health consequences.

Find out why, as well as what you can do to ensure that you are nourishing your body properly, in this contribution post written for The Art of Body.