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    Changing your diet and workout routine can reduce PMS – here’s how

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    Health

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

Latest Stories

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.

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Chloe Gray
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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.

Posted by
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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Chloe Gray
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Olympian Jazmin Sawyers explains how competing on her period actually made her more confident

It’s all about trusting your body.

periods and leukaemia
Health

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.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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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
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Miranda Larbi
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Periods gone AWOL? You need to know about this overlooked fitness syndrome

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

illustration of woman holding a heart
Wellbeing

“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?

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
Published
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
Published
Bowl of yoghurt berries and granola
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

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
Published
woman listening to earphones
Strength

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

Get some education with your motivation.

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
Published
Missing periods Ally
Wellbeing

“I haven’t had a period in 6 years – here’s how it affects my health”

“No periods, no problem?” Here are all the things that missing periods means for your body and mind.

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
Published
Cartoon vector of woman laying on a large sanitary towel.
Health

Dealing with your period in the summer – expert advice on coping and staying cool

“Mood dips are a common symptom of PMS and hot weather can compound the sense of irritation, causing your hormones to be even more disrupted than usual.”

Posted by
Devinder Bains
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Amy Sedghi
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A viral Twitter thread sparked questions about the vaccine and periods – so we got the answers

We asked an expert about the connection between irregular periods and the coronavirus vaccine

Emilia Clarke
Entertainment

Emilia Clarke’s new comic series stars a female engineer who's powered by her periods

The Game of Thrones actor is subverting age-old tropes with her latest invention.

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Anna Brech
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