Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is a condition of low energy availability affecting male and female athletes of all levels and ages.
The infographics below were developed by a multi-disciplinary team at Sport Ireland Institute including Physiotherapy, Medicine, Nutrition and Performance Psychology to aid the education and discussion of RED-s. The resource has been shared among National Governing Bodies of Sport and has been utilised as part of education discussions for high-performance athletes and coaches.
The infographics provide information on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-s), the common signs and symptoms of RED-s, the importance of balancing your training, nutrition and recovery strategies, some thoughts process that may occur relating to RED-s and the hormonal implications of RED-s.
They are designed to be downloaded and used by athletes and coaches at all levels as an educational resource and to start a discussion around RED-s.
If you are concerned about RED-s or have any other medical issue always speak to a qualified medical practitioner.