How Eating and Exercise Impact Your Period

  1. […] A healthy period will often last for four or more days and come every 21-35 days. Keep in mind that birth control and IUDs can mask the signs of an abnormal period. Want to learn more? Check out our blog post on How Eating and Exercise Impacts your Period. […]

  2. […] Reality: Eating too little fat can make it harder for active women to meet their daily caloric needs (ACSM, 2000).  A negative energy balance can lead to impaired athletic and fitness performance, irregular periods, bloating/gas, and long-term health concerns. Very low-fat diets in female athletes have also been shown to be deficient in essential micronutrients (ACSM, 2000). Learn more about how your diet and exercise can impact your hormones and period here. […]

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