How Your Menstrual Cycle Can Affect Blood Test Results

We know that sex hormones fluctuate substantially throughout the menstrual cycle, but are other blood biomarkers influenced by your period, too? Yes—research shows that many blood biomarkers (including those in your iron, lipid, and inflammation groups) can vary substantially according to menstrual cycle phase. And these fluctuations can have important implications when interpreting blood test results. In general, it's best practice to get blood tests done at the same point in your menstrual ...

Optimizing Training Around Your Menstrual Cycle

As women in the sports and fitness world, sometimes it can feel like we have something to prove — that we can train, grow, and recover with the rest of 'em. But our female physiology isn't a weakness, and it certainly doesn't have to impede our training goals. Just like anything in the natural world, our bodies and hormones go through cycles, which can be monitored and adjusted to accordingly. While we recognize that every woman is different when it comes to her period, we can use science to ...

How To Tackle Amenorrhea: A Common Problem Among Female Athletes

Amenorrhea is defined as a lack of menstruation for three or more months. It’s a problem many female athletes face at some point along their athletic journey. Despite how many women it affects, athletes often suffer in silence, not wanting to discuss the issue with friends, peers, or even health professionals, for a variety of reasons. This week, we’re talking to two female athletes who are breaking down barriers and talking about this issue. Both Tawnee Prazak Gibson and Tina Muir struggled ...
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