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You’re not imagining it: your period really can mess with your sleep

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Lauren Geall
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    Health

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    Workouts

    Can a fitness regime reduce period pain and regulate the menstrual cycle?

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I tried exercising based on my menstrual cycle
Workouts

“I tried exercising based on my menstrual cycle and here’s why I’ll be sticking with it”

Once you start noticing how you feel from week-to-week, it’s hard to ignore.

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Elizabeth Bennett
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Zoe Smith poses in grey top with chalk on her hands
Strength

Sore hands, cravings and poor co-ordination: the reality of exercising with PMS

Team GB weightlifter Zoe Smith explains how she deals with training around her cycle.

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Chloe Gray
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Running better on your period? Me too
Wellbeing

“Am I the only one who feels like a better runner during my period?”

Paula Radcliffe smashed the world marathon record while cramping...

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Miranda Larbi
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Jazmin Sawyers at the Olympics
Wellbeing

Olympian Jazmin Sawyers explains how competing on her period actually made her more confident

It’s all about trusting your body.

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Chloe Gray
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Amy Beecham
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Why you should take more notice of how much you bleed on your period

“We want every individual to know their normal and to get abnormal bleeding checked.”

How to eat for more energy on your period
Nutrition

How to eat for more energy during your period

Training doesn’t have to grind to a halt one week a month.

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Miranda Larbi
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A woman holding her back with an exercise injury.
Strength

How a weird period cycle can impact your workouts

Your monthly hormone cycle is so important for staying safe during training.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Women

How to make your own reusable period pads from scratch

Crafting your own pads can be a cheaper and sustainable alternative to buying plastic products.

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Alex Sims
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Nutrition

Calcium is your hero nutrient if you’re navigating exercise with amenorrhea

How to support your body while you’re training if you’ve been missing periods

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Ally Sinyard
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Strength

5 health and fitness podcasts to help you care for your body

Get some education with your motivation.

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Ally Sinyard
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A woman in a sports bra looking at the camera.
Strength

All the ways your menstrual cycle impacts your workouts

How to train in each phase of your cycle.

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Bridie Wilkins
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Chloe Gray
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Under-fuelling your body affects more than just your workout - here’s how

Missed periods, brittle hair and mood swings are just some of the side effects.

Pillow yoga
Wellbeing

Alleviate period pain with ’pillow yoga’ – and without leaving your bed

An expert yoga instructor swears by it when she’s on her period.

Posted by
Alice Barraclough
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Two women on their period
Health

Is period syncing really a thing? And has lockdown affected it?

An expert explains everything.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Workouts

Ease period cramps with these 3 glute and core exercises

It may be the last thing you feel like doing, but a workout could be just what your body needs.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Woman in bed
Podcasts

“Why can I not stop thinking about sex sometimes?” This podcast explains all

Maisie Hill has the answers on the Period Power podcast.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Beauty

7 women on the CBD products they truly rate

Anyone else totally confused by the world of CBD?

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Shannon Peter
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A woman experiencing burnout
Life

The physical symptoms of burnout to keep an eye out for while WFH

From delayed periods to headaches and dizziness, these are the tell-tale signs.

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Lauren Geall
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Bethany Fulton
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Period skincare is on the rise, but does the science support it?

One writer finds out.

Tampons on a blue background
Life

Why Superdrug’s new period products for “people who menstruate” are so important

It’s about time we got rid of the idea that a woman = someone who has periods.

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Lauren Geall
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