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Information on periods

Welcome to information on The Menstrual Cycle

This section provides information on ‘periods’, the women’s menstrual cycle presented under the women’s section’– Cassandra Davis


Running Red Days

Does your period affect your running?

Running Red DaysOne of the biggest concerns facing women in sport is the effect of the menstrual cycle on performance. This stems from the time when girls were excused from school sports during their periods because it was considered bad for their health and unhygienic. In fact the increase in the number of women who are physically active has helped scientists understand the interaction between exercise and the menstrual cycle much better than ever before and allows coaches to base their advice on fact rather than old-wives tales. Nowadays it is not considered a taboo to run during a period and top distance runners and sprinters schedule their training around their monthly cycles. [Read more…]

Does running help alleviate premenstrual syndrome symptoms?

Alleviate premenstrual syndrome symptoms

Alleviate premenstrual syndrome symptoms

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the term used to describe the physical, mental, or behavioural changes that some women experience before their menstrual periods begin every month. PMS can cause discomfort in different parts of the body, and it can also cause disturbing emotional feelings. Some of the symptoms you may experience with PMS could include one or more of the following: [Read more…]