Periods

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  • tampon-tax-fund
    Politics

    “The Tampon Tax Fund has come to an end, but the work is far from over”

  • A woman in bed yawning
    Sleep

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

  • How to exercise with endometriosis
    Wellbeing

    4 tips for getting fit and enjoying exercise with endometriosis

Latest Stories

Period flu: why do we get flu symptoms before our period?
Health

Is ‘period flu’ real? We asked a health expert to explain

A pharmacist explains why we feel run down before our periods.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Can fitness reduce period pain?
Workouts

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

Exercise can be a force for good and bad when it comes to menstrual health.

Posted by
Kitti Palmai
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Ovarian health is super important to our overall health and fitness, and what we eat can make a big difference.
Nutrition

How to eat for better ovarian health and why that matters

Our hormones play a huge role in how strong we feel and how well we recover.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
fertility testing
Health

“I wasn’t prepared for a fertility MOT – here’s what to consider before getting one done”

Fertility testing is on the rise.

Posted by
Amerley Ollennu
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Miranda Larbi
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Changing your diet and workout routine can reduce PMS – here’s how

Mood swings, fatigue and cramps are all signs of a hormonal imbalance.

PCOS: what are the “hidden” signs and symptoms of this common hormone condition
Health

Always tired? Why you should take more notice of your daytime sleepiness

“It’s a very misunderstood condition.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
Sisters Talia and Guilia Harte sat on the grass posing at the camera
Workouts

“Me and my sister both have coeliac disease. Here’s how we tackle exercise”

Talia Harte also struggles with PCOS and NASH.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
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.

Posted by
Elizabeth Bennett
Published
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.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
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...

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
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.

Posted by
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.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
Sleep Diaries: “How can I keep my energy levels up with a new baby?”
Sleep

“What happens if you drink caffeine before bed?” – a sleep expert answers your questions

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan has some advice for a busy mum who keeps drinking Pepsi Max at dinnertime.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
woman eating peanut butter
Nutrition

“How I’m navigating eating more during RED-S recovery”

Getting my period back means more calories, less exercise and minimal stress.

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
Published
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
Published
A blue illustration of a woman crying
Health

“Why can’t I stop crying the week before my period is due?”

A late train, a sad film, forgetting something on your shopping list, the smallest thing can trigger tears in some women those few days before their period.

Posted by
Devinder Bains
Published
RED-S period missing
Wellbeing

Periods gone AWOL? You need to know about this overlooked fitness syndrome

Turns out, being super-fit doesn't necessarily mean being super-healthy.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Ally Sinyard
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“I’ve not had a period for years because I’m afraid to lose my ‘fit girl status’”

What are limiting beliefs and how do you overcome them?

how-to-make-period-pads
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.

Posted by
Alex Sims
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