Simply periods breaks the stigma around menstruation. Educates Athletes, Parents & Coaches to help manage training & performance during periods

For Athletes

I feel so anxious when my periods begin! Learn easy methods to help you relax.
What is happening to me? Understand the science behind your menstrual periods.

For Parents

Am I feeding my daughter right? Learn which foods can help with period symptoms.
My daughter isn’t the same anymore! Teach her some easy ways to feel relaxed.

For Coaches

Uncomfortable talking to athletes about periods? Learn some golden rules to follow.

Periods 101!

Roughly once every month, the body of women within a certain age bracket (12-45 on average) prepares for potential pregnancy to occur by thickening the linings of the uterus. If the pregnancy does not occur, the same is expelled from the body along with some blood, which is what we term as menstrual periods.

It is normal to have periods occur with the gap between the last day of the previous cycle & the first day of the next cycle being not less than 21 days & not more than 35 days.

Some of the most common symptoms include: fatigue, cramps, bloating, sleep disturbances, anxiety, headaches, constipation etc. Please note that any of the above occurring to a mild extent is completely normal and can be managed with self care.

The most critical warning signs are: sudden irregularity in periods, a big difference of over 20 days between consecutive shortest & longest period cycles & periods being consistently longer than 7 days. In case you experience any of these, please make sure to consult a qualified medical professional immediately.

Progressive muscle relaxation, Breathing & centering and Self talk are effective techniques to control anxiety surrounding menstrual symptoms. You can explore & learn further about all of these in the Guidebook section through engaging videos.

Some specific foods if eaten before (nuts/beans/lentils), during (ginger/turmeric) and after (spinach/pumpkin/flax) periods can help alleviate the symptoms due to nutritional support. You can explore further regarding the same in the Guidebook section through engaging videos.

Use a normal calendar, or apps like Fitr, Flo or Wild AI to capture your data. Or you could reach out to the Simply Periods team and we can enable our tool customised for athletes and coaches. We can also provide you with a tutorial on how to use the tool through our workshop. Tracking of periods should not just include the start and end dates of your periods, but you should also record your symptoms, sleep patterns, hydration, training, and nutrition with it

The Simply Periods website is your one-stop-solution for everything relating to various techniques & best practices to help you manage your menstrual periods better, so as to maximise your training/performance without compromising on your long term wellbeing. You can explore our specially crafted Guidebook, learn from our Resources (videos, articles, papers), contact us to ask questions/share your own experiences, partner with us to organise workshops or simply keep checking our latest updates to hear from top athletes, coaches & experts.

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