The Menstrual Cycle, Sport Performance, and Recovery.

A women's menstrual cycle (MC) is very individualist: menarche will occur at different ages, we can experience a variety of symptoms, have different cycle lengths, begin perimenopause, and reach menopause at different ages. I also want to mention that the research surrounding this topic is quite minimal and many more consistent studies are needed before…

Overview of a Women’s Menstrual Cycle

A women's menstrual cycle (MC) is very individualist: menarche will occur at different ages, we can experience a variety of symptoms, have different cycle lengths, begin perimenopause, and reach menopause at different ages. Therefore, please remember when reading this post to keep an open mind. If your MC is completely different to what I describe…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder that is associated with persistent abdominal pain and discomfort, coupled with abnormal bowel movements (Dimidi and Whelan, 2020), such as constipation and/or diarrhoea. Bloating is also an extremely common symptom reported by IBS sufferers, affecting 10-30% (Pop et al., 2018) of individuals living with IBS.…

Let’s talk about sleep.

Sleep is often a topic that is brushed over, but it really shouldn't be. Adequate/ undisrupted sleep is crucial for several reasons, especially for our physical, emotional and cognitive health. Moreover, not only can inadequate sleep negatively impact our health it can also adversely affect our day to day performance, both at work and home.…