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Dr Stacy T Sims

Stacy Sims

Senior Research Fellow

Qualifications: MSc, PhD

About Stacy

Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specializing in sex differences of heat and/or altitude stress, recovery, genetics, and nutrition  to moderate adaptive responses for performance.

Researching and applying practical sport science to elite professional athletes: Implementing specific cooling and heat adaptation strategies, hydration practices, and overall nutrition to improve performance outcomes and overall health.

Researching and applying modifications of elite athletic practices to obese sedentary individuals; improving exercise tolerance and overall clinical outcomes.

Author of ROAR: "Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology."- Rodale Publishing

Research Interests

Exercise physiological and nutrition science research, focussing specifically on stressors (heat, hydration, hypoxia) and sex differences. Major physiological systems of interest are fluid balance, thermoregulation, neuro-endocrine interactions, and non-pharmaceutical interventions to promote adaptations and health. Major modulating factors of interest are fitness, sex differences, and aging.

Recent Publications

  • Sims, S. T. (2017). Hydration science. In S. Cheung, & M. Zabala (Eds.), Cycling Science (pp. 209-219).

  • Saquib, J., King, A. C., Castro, C. M., Tinker, L. F., Sims, S., Shikany, J. M., . . . Stefanick, M. L. (2016). A pilot study combining Go4Life® materials with an interactive voice response system to promote physical activity in older women. Journal of Women and Aging, 28(5), 454-462. doi:10.1080/08952841.2015.1018065

  • Rehrer, N. J., McLay-Cooke, R. T., & Sims, S. T. (2016). Nutritional strategies and sex hormone interactions in women. In Sex Hormones, Exercise and Women: Scientific and Clinical Aspects (pp. 87-112). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44558-8_6

  • Sims, S. T., & Yeager, S. (2016). ROAR: How to match your food and fitness to your unique female physiology for optimum performance, great health, and a strong, lean body for life. Rodale.

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Keywords

Elite Athletes; Exercise; Extreme/Alternative Sports; Gender; Health; Performance; Physical Education; Race and Gender in Sport; Sport Science; Women and Gender Studies


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