menstruation Tag

Our hormones control our body. Our bodies go through the menstrual cycle and this cycle can influence your metabolic state and results from training. Hormones estrogen and progesterone impact fat gain and loss due to their direct impact as well as effect on other hormones. Our menstrual cycle (here I’m talking about premenopausal women and those who are not using oral contraceptives): The start of your cycle begins immediately after you finish the follicular phase from day 0 to 14, during this phase there is an increased estrogen and normal progesterone and an average body temperature. From here we move to ovulation phase around...

There’s no need for me to describe to you that excruciating, crippling ache that is period pain. Getting down to the science of it though, dysmenorrhea (period pain) occurs more intensely in women that have raised levels of prostaglandins - hormone-like compounds that cause the muscles of the uterus (womb) to squeeze and contract harder than normal to dislodge the thickened lining (endometrium). These contractions may also reduce blood flow to the uterus, making the pain worse. I’m sorry to tell you ladies, but there’s really not one sure fire fix that can make these go away instantly.  But for those of...