Miserable or uncomfortable periods may be common, but they certainly aren’t normal. Active females, if your cycles are MIA (missing in action), this is also your wake up call!
For females in the reproductive wave of their hormonal lifespan, your natural menstrual cycle is timely and monthly feedback on how your body is responding to things like nutrition, exercise, recovery, environmental exposures, and overall lifestyle choices.
You may be experiencing a textbook 28 day ‘unicorn’ cycle with minimal symptoms and that’s great. However, awareness of habits and mindset towards your current relationship with training, nutrition and recovery is paramount. If you are not giving your female physiology the supportive practices it requires now – don’t expect to dodge symptoms further into your hormonal lifespan. Truth.
Worth mentioning that we could absolutely be crushing great habits and still be suffering symptoms — so if that’s the case, it may be time to make space to seek out if there are any health issues lurking under the surface, such as PCOS, Endometriosis, thyroid issues.
Potential ‘Wake Up Waves’ of Hormone Imbalances:
- Lack of a menstrual cycle
- Heavy or painful menstrual cycles
- Hair Loss
- Acne, oily skin, breakouts
- Anxiety, depression, mood swings
- Blood sugar imbalances
- Cold intolerance
- Long menstrual bleeds (7+ days)
- Low libido
- Mid-cycle spotting
- Night sweats
We don’t live in a bubble. Our lifestyles and the choices that we make when it comes to training, nutrition and recovery can have a vast impact on our health and performance as an active female. Aiming for hormonal vitality is the anchor for sustainable athletic progress and a stedfast approach to health.
Our 3 biggest suggestions?
- If you are experiencing symptoms confide in a medical professional that you’re confident in.
- Be the LADY LEGEND of your own health by taking education and understanding into your own hands.
- Track and wait for feedback, don’t guess.
If you love these tips Legend… You’d love our online FLOW SCHOOL for complete performance and Wave 1.0 E-Book. Together, a powerful little combo that will help you to understand your female system so that you stop randomly applying different diets and pushing harder in your training to try and get the results that you want.
What you need is a strategic plan that is mapped out in our simple wave education system. Education and feedback, then we learn how to apply science backed practices that support the FEMALE PHYSIOLOGY.
Keep Flowing, Keep Growing!
Your Flow Founders, Hannah & Laura xx