Today on the show I’m talking to Ayesha Rollinson, founder of Team Atomica, about all things sport and menstruation! Ayesha shares what her own relationship with her period was like as an elite athlete, how your menstrual cycle affects your training, the best cycle day to compete and managing your period when participating in sport.
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What we discussed:
Ayesha’s experience with being a pro-athlete with a period
How sport normalized bodily functions
Why you should exercise on your period
Hormone cycles, periods and the best day to compete
The menstrual joy questionnaire vs. The menstrual distress questionnaire.
Normalizing different menstrual experiences
What you should know for training on your cycle
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Stacy Sims book – ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life
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Produced by: TK Matunda
Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
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