The Cycle

Women, we are blessed with this biology, it’s not meant to work against us, its meant to work for us. Women get to see how our body is managing stress, inflammation, how our gut and hormones are doing. We have a tool, we just need to become body literate.

Throughout the month, women have a rise and fall of hormones, specifically estrogen and progesterone.
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During the first half of your cycle, the Follicular Phase estrogen is highest, your energy may start low but rapidly speed up as ovulation occurs.
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Post ovulation is the Luteal phase. Progesterone rises and body temperature increases. Energy remains high in the first part of the luteal phase and then begins to decline as mensuration gets closer, knowing this can be life changing, instead of forcing that High intensity session in the gym, you can focus on lowering the intensity to support your hormones.
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Although it may be common to have PMS, heavy bleeding and emotional mood swings, this is not healthy or normal.

Your period and cycle should come and go with minimal interference with life. If you find yourself suffering from server PMS, heavy bleeding, breakouts, bad cramps or intense mood swings its time to start finding what the root cause may be and start balancing this out.

Did you know, you can eat to nourish each phase of your cycle, you can exercise to support your cycle and you plan your work and social responsibilities to be able to show up better

The next post, I will delve in to each phase of the cycle.

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Published by Marizelle

Hi! My name is Marizelle Eggers. I am a Biokineticist, Sports Scientist, Sports massage therapist, trained Specialized Kinesiologist, passionate about Movement, Nutrition and Mindset. I am dedicated to helping and guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves - Mind, Body, Spirit. Thank you for checking in, and welcome! I am all about living a health focused lifestyle, I encourage creating long lasting sustainable habits which lead to living your best life. My mission is to enlighten you about the effects of movement, nutrition and a healthy mental state on well-being. There is no 'one size fits' all approach to living optimally, we are all individuals, but I can guide you in a way that works best for you, your lifestyle and needs. My special interests are educating and helping my patients to better help themselves, I have a huge passion for woman's health and helping woman with hormones issues as well as rehabilitation required for chronic diseases and transforming lives through mindset, movement and nutrition. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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