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This article discusses the impact of female hormone fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle on health outcomes and exercise performance. Combining nutritional and training strategies to sync with hormonal fluctuations in females may prove to be valuable in improving health and performance in exercising females.
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.3.1
- Readers will be able to identify nutrients to emphasize in the female athlete
- Readers will be able to explain how specific nutrients can support women during each menstrual phase
- Readers will be able to describe how hormone fluctuations during the menstrual cycle could impact training effectiveness