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The Female Athlete Podcast is here to shine a light and bring focus to topics around the female body and sport and exercise which have originally gone under the radar. We'll be tackling everything from the menstrual cycle and how it affects every day women to how it impacts on sporting performance- including issues such as contraception, bone health and female physiology. Presented by three curious young women; journalist Lucy Lomax, Dr Georgie Bruinvels and Dr Jess Piasecki, this podcast isn't just for female athletes, it's for women who want to learn more about their bodies. Join us as we attempt to open up the conversation.

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The Female Athlete Podcast is here to shine a light and bring focus to topics around the female body and sport and exercise which have originally gone under the radar. We'll be tackling everything from the menstrual cycle and how it affects every day women to how it impacts on sporting performance- including issues such as contraception, bone health and female physiology. Presented by three curious young women; journalist Lucy Lomax, Dr Georgie Bruinvels and Dr Jess Piasecki, this podcast isn't just for female athletes, it's for women who want to learn more about their bodies. Join us as we attempt to open up the conversation.

    Olympics Special: Tokyo preparation, role models & how tracking the menstrual cycle can improve performance

    Olympics Special: Tokyo preparation, role models & how tracking the menstrual cycle can improve performance

    In this special Series 3 FINALE, we look forward to the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics in less than a month.

    We speak to two current Olympic gold medalists; GB Hockey player Lily Owsley and GB Track Cyclist Elinor Barker, as well as our own Jess Piasecki who has been selected for Team GB in the marathon. We also catch up with our other co-host Dr Georgie Bruinvels about her work with female athletes in the build up to the Games.

    In our discussions we cover why tracking the menstrual cycle has been a GAME CHANGER for both Lily and Elinor, why you might be less coordinated as you approach your period and why role models are so important to inspire women to get involved in sport, plus how the Olympics and sportswomen in particular can help provide these.

    *Disclaimer: Materials and content in the Female Athlete Podcast are intended as general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

    A huge thank you to our Title Sponsors for Series 3; Umi Health. Umi  is your go to, one-stop-hub for all things pelvic health, come join the revolution at umi-health.com.  Want to lean more about pelvic health? Watch the Umi Essentials course for FREE, sign up here or learn with  Umi Plus including incredible resources and courses around pregnancy and postnatal, all for  £4.50 a month, no minimum term, cancel anytime.

    Thank you to Specialized Bikes for sponsoring this episode.  Specialized is the global leading bike brand aiming to serve all riders of all abilities, helping them to better enjoy every aspect of cycling. Specialized’s innovation has improved riders’ performance, comfort and understanding to enable all riders to go further and faster. 

    Head to Specialized.com to see how it is helping pedal the planet forward.

    • 48 min
    Menstrual Cycle terminology, tracking, PMS, gut health and hormonal contraception

    Menstrual Cycle terminology, tracking, PMS, gut health and hormonal contraception

    In this episode we cover a whole host of topics about the female athlete with Dr Katie Lydon, a Sports Medicine doctor with a particular interest in the menstrual cycle.

    In our open and honest chat we talk about how women need to be more thoroughly educated on their menstrual cycle and the correct terminology, why it is so important to track our cycles, hormonal contraception and how a withdrawal bleed is not a 'real' period, plus what PMS is and how nutrition can really help with the associated symptoms.

    *Disclaimer: Materials and content in the Female Athlete Podcast are intended as general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

    A huge thank you to our Title Sponsors for Series 3; Umi Health. Umi  is your go to, one-stop-hub for all things pelvic health, come join the revolution at umi-health.com.  Want to lean more about pelvic health? Watch the Umi Essentials course for FREE, sign up here or learn with  Umi Plus including incredible resources and courses around pregnancy and postnatal, all for  £4.50 a month, no minimum term, cancel anytime.

    Thank you to Specialized Bikes for sponsoring this episode.  Specialized is the global leading bike brand aiming to serve all riders of all abilities, helping them to better enjoy every aspect of cycling. Specialized’s innovation has improved riders’ performance, comfort and understanding to enable all riders to go further and faster. 

    Head to Specialized.com to see how it is helping pedal the planet forward.

    • 26 min
    BONUS! Pelvic Health: What is it, breaking down the taboo and how Umi is helping educate women

    BONUS! Pelvic Health: What is it, breaking down the taboo and how Umi is helping educate women

    In this episode we speak to the wonderful people at Umi Health who happen to be our title sponsors for Series 3. Umi is a one-stop hub for all things pelvic health. Whether you have a question about incontinence, painful sex, weeing, pooing, pregnancy or post-natal, Umi is the place for you.

    In our chat we pick the brains of Helen and Elizabeth from Umi Health to ask, what actually is pelvic health, why is it important, what types of problems do women often report  and why is there stigma around it still?

    We also learn all about Umi Free and Umi Plus memberships and how the team at Umi is helping women understand and own their pelvic health.

    *Disclaimer: Materials and content in the Female Athlete Podcast are intended as general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

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    Umi  is your go to, one-stop-hub for all things pelvic health, come join the revolution at umi-health.com.  Want to lean more about pelvic health?

    Watch the Umi Essentials course for FREE, sign up here or learn with  Umi Plus including incredible resources and courses around pregnancy and postnatal, all for  £4.50 a month, no minimum term, cancel anytime.

    • 29 min
    Cycling and the Female Athlete: The Basics

    Cycling and the Female Athlete: The Basics

    In this episode we speak to two experienced female cyclists and Specialized ambassadors ; 2020 Triathlon World Series Champion Georgia Taylor-Brown and SES Racing's track cyclist Yewande Adesida.

    We chat about all the basics to consider as a female cyclists including saddle sores and how to deal with and avoid them, choosing the best saddle, what their training looks like day to day, how they deal with their menstrual cycles, how they fuel for longer rides and why they believe more women should get into cycling.

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    *Disclaimer: Materials and content in the Female Athlete Podcast are intended as general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

    A huge thank you to our Title Sponsors for Series 3; Umi Health. Umi  is your go to, one-stop-hub for all things pelvic health, come join the revolution at umi-health.com.  Want to lean more about pelvic health? Watch the Umi Essentials course for FREE, sign up here or learn with  Umi Plus including incredible resources and courses around pregnancy and postnatal, all for  £4.50 a month, no minimum term, cancel anytime.

    Thank you to Specialized Bikes for sponsoring this episode.  Specialized is the global leading bike brand aiming to serve all riders of all abilities, helping them to better enjoy every aspect of cycling. Specialized’s innovation has improved riders’ performance, comfort and understanding to enable all riders to go further and faster.  Head to Specialized.com to see how it is helping pedal the planet forward.

    • 46 min
    Biomechanics: Reducing injury, running technique & tips on how to improve

    Biomechanics: Reducing injury, running technique & tips on how to improve

    In this episode we speak to Dr Chris Bramah and former GB 800m runner Becky Lyne all about biomechanics and how important understanding our running biomechanics is to reducing injury risk and bettering our performance.

    We ask Becky about setting up her own GRACEfull Girls running programme, what the programme involves and why she wants to help other runners avoid the injuries which plagued her own career.

    With Dr Chris Bramah we hear what injuries runners historically suffer from, simple tips for the best running technique, how mixing it up in terms of running surface and different training stimuli is a great idea to stay injury free and ask about the  injuries women runners typically may suffer as opposed to men.

    We also hear how to build up your running if you're just getting started and why having your running gait analysed is a really good move.

    Resources:
    Becky Lyne GRACEfull Running programme
    Dr Chris Bramah @chrisbramah on Twitter

    *Disclaimer: Materials and content in the Female Athlete Podcast are intended as general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

    A huge thank you to our Title Sponsors for Series 3; Umi Health. Umi  is your go to, one-stop-hub for all things pelvic health, come join the revolution at umi-health.com. 

    Want to lean more about pelvic health? Watch the Umi Essentials course for FREE, sign up here or learn with  Umi Plus including incredible resources and courses around pregnancy and postnatal, all for  £4.50 a month, no minimum term, cancel anytime.

    • 39 min
    How the gender data gap and lack of research impacts women & athletes (and what we can do about it!)

    How the gender data gap and lack of research impacts women & athletes (and what we can do about it!)

    In this episode we speak about the gender data gap and lack of research on women, and the ongoing impact this has had on females in society, emergency medicine and in sport.

    Our guests today are two experts in this area, Dr Alyson McGregor and Dr Neha Rauker. Dr McGregor, co-founded the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine at Brown University and is the author of 'Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health—and What We Can Do About It', while Dr Rauker is the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine within the department of Emergency Medicine at Brown University.

    In our interview we touch on topics such as why there is a historic gender data gap, why women are more likely to be misdiagnosed, how women can get more out of their visits to the doctor, how concussion is different for women and men and how more data will be able to help us recognise when in a woman's menstrual cycle she may be more at risk of injury.

    Resources:
    Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health—and What We Can Do About It
    Dr Alyson McGregor on Twitter: @mcgregormd
    Dr Neha Rauker on Twitter: @NehaRaukarMD

    *Disclaimer: Materials and content in the Female Athlete Podcast are intended as general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

    A huge thank you to our Title Sponsors for Series 3; Umi Health. Umi  is your go to, one-stop-hub for all things pelvic health, come join the revolution at umi-health.com. 

    Want to lean more about pelvic health? Watch the Umi Essentials course for FREE, sign up here or learn with  Umi Plus including incredible resources and courses around pregnancy and postnatal, all for  £4.50 a month, no minimum term, cancel anytime.
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