Your body’s changing—your training routine and your diet should, too. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Many athletes swear by this reusable, long-wearing alternative to pads and tampons. Read the full article for Runner’s World/Zelle.
By now, you’ve probably heard about Kiran Gandhi, whose blog about running her debut marathon during her period without a pad or tampon recently went viral. Reactions to the piece have run the gamut, from “you go, girl” to “yikes” to “hope she didn’t like those tights because that stain’s never coming out.” The philosophical debate has dominated the comments sections, but the post also raises some practical questions. So we went to the experts for tips to help any woman run with the flow. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
The secret to a good night’s sleep may be a good day’s sweat. Also, power your performance with tomato juice, and how exercise boosts your self-discipline, in this month’s Fitness Scoop. Read the full page in Women’s Health (pdf).
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you know how good a few minutes of relaxing in Shavasana feels at the end. Now, a new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine finds that a longer and deeper form of yogic meditation—a practice called yoga nidra—could help balance hormone levels in women with menstrual difficulties. Read the full article in Prevention News.