Menopause

HIIT and PCOS: Is HIIT safe for hormone health?

Concerned about the impact of HIIT on hormonal balance, especially for those with PCOS? This article delves into whether women with PCOS should avoid HIIT due to cortisol levels and examines if this workout is suitable for those with hormonal conditions such as PCOS. Discover insights and answers to your questions here.
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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS affects one in ten women of reproductive age and is one of the most common hormonal disorders. Explore the symptoms, causes, management strategies, and real-life experiences of women with PCOS.
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Finding the Right Fit: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Sports Bra for Your Workout

Discover how to select the perfect sports bra with our comprehensive guide. Learn about the importance of a good fit, explore various styles, and get tips on measuring yourself at home for maximum comfort and support. Enhance your workout and protect your breast health with our expert advice.
Menstrual Cycle

The Follicular Phase Explained: What is it? The symptoms and its impact

Welcome to your guide on the follicular phase of your menstrual cycle, the unsung hero of your menstrual cycle. This phase kicks off right after your period and stretches until ovulation, serving as your body’s preparation time for potential pregnancy. The follicular phase typically doesn’t gather much attention due to its subtle yet positive symptoms, understanding the second phase of your cycle is crucial for optimising your well-being or planning for a baby. In this article we delve into the symptoms, hormone changes, let you know how to track this phase, and how to harness the energy boost it often brings.
Menstrual Cycle

The Menstrual Cycle – The 4 Phases and 4 Hormones you NEED to know

The menstrual cycle is not just your period, it is a sequence of hormonal changes that impact our health status and prepare our body for getting pregnant. Knowing the menstrual cycle is like having the inside scoop—it helps you understand and navigate your body, make smart choices, and stay on top of your health and well-being.
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How to Create the Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

Fuelling up before exercise isn’t just about curbing your hunger - it’s about setting the stage for one of your best performances yet. Just like a car needs the right type of petrol to run, your body needs the right nutrients to power through squats, sprints, and everything in between. Research has shown that if you eat the right pre-workout snack roughly 30-60 minutes before training, you will have a more stable appetite for the rest of the day and provide the energy required for a successful workout…but what makes the perfect pre-workout snack? This article is your go-to guide for making the ideal pre-exercise bite. One that is packed with energy, easy on the stomach, and delicious.
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Fasted or Fed: What is the best for women trying to lose weight

Losing fat and losing weight is a huge topic in the world of fitness, and with health and well-being being even more important now than ever before, there is a lot of talk about the best and fastest way to burn fat or lose weight. With 45% of British women admitting to trying to lose weight at any given time, we thought we’d debunk a common question related to this. Is it better to work out fasted (on an empty stomach), or after having something to eat (non-fasted, or ‘fed’)?
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Is Silicone Bad for Hair and Health? The Effects of Silicone on Each Hair Type

In the realm of haircare, the debate over the use of silicone’s in our hair products has become a polarising topic - leaving many of us wondering: is silicone truly bad for our hair? This ongoing debate has beauty enthusiasts and hair experts divided, with some saying that silicone is the miracle ingredient for sleek and shiny locks, whilst others criticize its potential to cause build-up, weighing the hair down and having negative impact on hair health. Surely this isn’t a one size fits all? In this article, we explore the effect of silicone on a variety of hair textures and what exactly are silicones in our hair products. Our goal is to provide you with a well-rounded insight and equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate its inclusion in your hair care routine, ensuring a decision that best suits you and your individual hair needs.
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International Women’s Day 2024: Inspiring Inclusivity – Bridging the Gap in Women’s Health

achievements and resilience of women around the world, but also a day with a powerful call to action, dedicated to advocate for gender equality and inclusivity in all aspects of life. The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is “Inspiring Inclusivity”. In this article we honour the spirit of IWD and this years theme, by bringing to your attention some of hard hitting facts of women’s health, explore the barriers that women face to accessing reliable and research-led information, and discuss how every woman deserves to be educated about her health and feel supported in making informed decisions about her health and well-being.
Menstrual Cycle

The Luteal Phase Explained: What is it? The symptoms and its impact

Your menstrual cycle and each of the phases play a crucial role in your health and well-being. It is the luteal phase that stands out, yet often gets overshadowed by the more discussed menstruation phase (your period) or ovulation phase (for those who are avoiding or looking to get pregnant). In this article we explore the luteal phase in more detail - the symptoms, how to calculate when it could be coming, why it happens, the hormone changes and what you can do to harness these changes to work in your favour.
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Why Intermittent Fasting is a NO-NO for Women’s Health

You may have heard of intermittent fasting being the key to weight loss or the best way to control your cravings from a podcast or your favourite influencer on social media. There is no denying, intermittent fasting can help you to lose weight and can be a tool to help those who are struggling with Type 2 Diabetes. However, its impact on female hormones, especially reproductive hormones, is a topic that is not well favoured in scientific research (spoiler alert!). In this article we explore intermittent fasting and it’s effect on female hormones, focusing on reproductive health, menstrual cycles, fertility and overall hormone balance.
Menstrual Cycle

Why your periods are SO Painful

For many women the arrival of their period is highly anticipated every month - and not for any good reason! Anticipating the painful cramps and negative symptoms that come alongside them too. In particular, the first few days of your period. Sound familiar? In this article, we explore what makes periods so painful, the potential causes and how to manage and alleviate the discomfort. 
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HIIT and Hormones: The Connection Between HIIT Training and Hormone Balance

Remember the COVID workouts on social media that we were doing? These were High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
Menstrual Cycle

Period Products Decoded: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Options

Estimated costs, comfort level, safety, and the environmental impact of period products. Here is what you ought to know so you can make an informed decision on what is right for you.
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Toxic Shock Syndrome

In the realm of menstrual health and hygiene, Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a topic that women who have periods need to be familiar with.