WELLNESS 08/01/2018 12:19 pm ET From how the weather affects your cycle to syncing up with your friends. Nicole Pajer On Assignment For HuffPost There are a ton of questions about periods that exist out in the universe. For instance, is it true that spending time with a close female friend will cause your cycle to sync up with hers? Does your period really stop when you’re in water? And getting pregnant during your period is completely off the table, right? You might be surprised at what’s fact and what’s fiction. Since knowledge is power ― especially when it comes to your body ― HuffPost asked some experts to set the record straight on questions like these and more. Here’s what you should know about your flow: Do cramps get better with exercise? Answer: They might. You may have been told to hit the elliptical or go for a brisk walk to battle menstrual discomfort. Studies are inconclusive on whether this really alleviates the … [Read more...] about 21 Period Myths That Need To Be Addressed ASAP
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJosephine Sedgwick July 9, 2018 Voters in Ireland this spring struck down a 35-year-old constitutional ban on abortion, one of the strictest in Europe. In Poland, politicians are making a renewed push to restrict abortion. A bill to legalize abortion is narrowly advancing through Argentina’s Congress. And in the United States, the departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy and President Trump’s selection to succeed him is expected to redraw the well-established legal battle lines over abortion rights. Behind the roiling public debates are deeply personal experiences: an unintended pregnancy, rape, family influence, a medical crisis, feelings of loss Even in places We selected the 13 stories below from distant pockets of the globe. They reflect the spectrum of abortion laws and the important roles … [Read more...] about ‘I Couldn’t Tell Anyone’: Women Around the World Reveal Intimate Stories of Abortion
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Oh, did that just describe your experiences on hormonal birth control? About 60 percent of women in the U.S. take hormonal birth control, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While birth control side effects are mostly awesome (less cramps! no unwanted pregnancies!), they can admittedly also be sucky (ahem, blood clots). Advertisement - Continue Reading Below FWIW: Hormonal birth control comes in two forms: combination (certain types of pills, the vaginal ring, and the transdermal patch), which includes both estrogen and progestin, and progestin-only (IUDs, shots, implants, and the mini-pill). But both types of hormonal birth control come with pretty similar side effects—good, bad, and ugly. These are the most common birth control side effects you should know about:1. Your acne magically clears up.“Some people have hormonal acne, so a regular cycle and a steadier dose of hormones can help,” says … [Read more...] about 9 Side Effects Of Hormonal Birth Control Every Woman Should Know
In a perfect world, your period would be but a blip on your radar—you'd get it at the same time each month, be just slightly uncomfortable for a week, tops, and then go about the rest of your 21 days unbothered and period-free. But a perfect world, this is not (as if you needed that reminder); periods can be unpredictable and messy at best, and totally mind-boggling and life-altering at worst. Even more: They're different for all women, so the concept of "normal" goes out the window. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below That's why it's so important to know what's normal for you—and the first part of that is knowing what the actual f*ck is going on down there to begin with. And so I give you this Very Important Period Poll, to test your knowledge and maybe (definitely) learn a few things. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below It's unlikely that you'll get pregnant after having sex on your period, but it's not totally impossible. Theoretically, if you ovulate within days … [Read more...] about Do You Know As Much About Your Period As You Think You Do?
Thursday, April 19, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: balanced diet, dieting, eating habits, fad diets, food habits, Health and Wellness, health complications, healthy diet, healthy eating, irregular eating habits, losing weight, obese, obesity, overweight, skipping meals, weight, weight gain, weight loss, weight management (Natural News) Regularly eat good food and ditch fad diets if you really want to maintain a healthy weight, according to a study published in the journal Eating Behaviors. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki, also found that going on a diet and skipping meals makes a person gain weight faster instead of preventing it. “Often, people try to prevent and manage excess weight and obesity by dieting and skipping meals. In the long term, such approaches seem to actually accelerate getting fatter, rather than prevent it,” said Ulla Kärkkäinen, a researcher and licensed nutritional therapist at the University. The … [Read more...] about If you really want to keep the weight off, eat good food regularly and don’t go on fad diets