Exercise and the Menstrual Cycle

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Nancy Williams
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Exercise and the Menstrual Cycle presents an overview of the basic endocrinology of the femalemenstrual cycle and the hormonal changes that can occur with strenuous exercise training. The DVDreviews the latest research findings regarding the physiological basis for how low energy levels cancause disruption in menstrual cyclically. The DVD also discusses the health consequences ofamenorrhea, as well as details possible contributing factors to menstrual disturbances.

Among the topics covered:
  • Health consequences of amenorrhea
  • Normal physiological changes during a typical menstrual cycle
  • Menstrual cycle disturbances
  • The female athlete triad
  • Possible contributing factors to amenorrhea
  • Reproductive function and energy balance
  • Metabolic changes that occur with athletic amenorrhea
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).