Webinar with Jacky Forsyth
Often female athletes don’t realise that one of their biggest strengths is their hormones. Without oestrogen and progesterone rising and falling during our cycle, so much is at risk around our health and subsequently our performance. If the machine that is our body is functioning optimally, then its output will be the best that it can be. It is really important to harness this power which can be used as a great tool to make positive change both personally and performatively.
We are thrilled to bring you a new webinar covering the female reproductive hormones and how they affect sports performance and training, the effect of hormone-based contraception on bone strength and how training too much and not consuming enough food to fuel your bodies needs can impact on your natural hormone levels.
Dr. Jacky Forsyth is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology at Staffordshire University in the UK. Jacky’s main priority and drive in research is about promoting, raising awareness, and advancing understanding of the key influences which impact women in sport and exercise. More specifically, her research is about how female hormones work to improve a woman’s health, especially bone health. She is co-founder of the Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network (WiSEAN), co-author of the book, The Exercising Female: Science and its Application, and regularly publishes peer-reviewed research articles on improving the health and exercise status of pre- and post-menopausal women.