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Intro

  • FRI, 26TH MAY 2023
  • 09:00AM-11:00AM (GMT+8)

Hormones are not just the key to health, they are also essential for optimised performance. A disruption in hormonal secretion has potential health risks for athletes. Understanding the interaction between the endocrine system and physical activity can help athletes to increase performance and decrease the risk of hormonal disruption conditions such as amenorrhea and osteopenia. In this session Ana will share the role of endurance and resistance training, overtraining, aging, and cognitive function on the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis.

Learning Objectives

  • Deep understanding of how hormones impact performance
  • Deep understanding of how physical activity impacts hormones
  • How to diagnose hormonal imbalances in women
  • Nutritional strategies for female athletes
Ana Terra
Ana is a Sports Functional Nutritionist. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Nutrition Science and an ISSN specialization in Sports Nutrition, the Sports Nutrition Specialist (SNS) certification. Ana is helping recreational and elite athletes to optimize their nutrition and increase performance. She has been working with some of the most re-known Sports Medical facilities in China such as The Clinic, Shanghai.

In her practice she integrates Functional Nutrition principles. She is not only focusing on reaching macronutrients needs, but also insuring gut health and hormonal balance leading to decreased stress, increased vitality and therefore increased performance.

She was previously an athlete herself, she knows what it takes to be physically and mentally at your best.