Periods

Periods, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

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    Wellbeing

    “I’ve not had a period for years because I’m afraid to lose my ‘fit girl status’”

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    Women

    How to make your own reusable period pads from scratch

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    Nutrition

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

Latest Stories

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Strong Women

5 essential podcasts on fitness, nutrition and periods

Get some education with your motivation.

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Ally Sinyard
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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.

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Ally Sinyard
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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."

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Devinder Bains
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Health

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

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Amy Sedghi
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Anna Brech
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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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Wellbeing

“I spent a week working out in period pants and here’s why you should too”

Forget pad slips, tampon breaks or cup spills – pants are the key to cheaper, greener and easier periods

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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News

Emma Barnett just sparked a very important debate about toilets

“This is a toilet I use most days...”

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Hollie Richardson
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Wellbeing

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.

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Chloe Gray
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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.

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Alice Barraclough
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Film

Ammonite review: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan set the screen on fire in this LGBTQ+ love story

The period film about an unsung palaeontologist finding forbidden love is worth your consideration.

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Emily Gargan
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PMS: the symptoms of PMS can be debilitating for some women.
Health

What's the deal with PMS and is there anything that helps with the symptoms?

90% of people who have periods have had premenstrual syndrome (PMS) at some point, yet we know little about it.

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Alice Porter
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Hollie Richardson
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Is period syncing really a thing? And has lockdown affected it?

An expert explains everything.

Gentle exercise, such as a downward dog, can help with bloating.
Workouts

Feeling bloated? These 5 exercises can help

Ease digestive or hormonal bloat with this gentle workout.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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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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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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Sleep Diaries: “How can I keep my energy levels up with a new baby?”
Wellbeing

“Is scrolling on my phone at bedtime really that bad for me?”

A 30-year-old social media editor struggles to balance her tech use.

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

“What happens if you drink caffeine before bed?”

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

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Kayleigh Dray
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Stylist Team
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“Is it really so bad to go to bed late?”

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan has some advice for a stressed-out lawyer who keeps heading to bed after midnight.

Sleep Diaries: what impact does our diet and lifestyle really have on our sleep?
Sleep

“Why do I have such vivid dreams during my period?”

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan advises a woman whose intense menstrual cramps keep her up at night.

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Kayleigh Dray
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