On average, you’re likely to have around 450 periods in your lifetime. Yes, there are a lot of other factors involved, every woman is different and that number is just indicative. But, like life, periods can be unpredictable too which makes it all the more important to track them. Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits of cultivating such a practice.

You can plan holidays better

If you don’t want a long-awaited trip to the beach to get affected, track your periods. Keeping a track of the dates will help you anticipate it before it occurs. This can help you either plan for when you’re not on your period, or get the necessary supplies to make sure nothing comes between you and vitamin sea! These days there are a lot of period tracking apps available on app stores and you can use them instead of a journal. Period apps have significantly helped women understand their body better in recent years. 

You’ll know when you to schedule high-intensity workouts

Some women  find it rather difficult to go running right before their periods start and there’s a good reason for that. In the first half of the cycle, your body produces more estrogen giving you more stamina. Later on, estrogen levels drop and progesterone levels increase leading to reduced energy. Which is why scheduling high-intensity workouts in the first half could be more fruitful.  

You can plan or avoid a pregnancy

Full disclosure, This may not always work and research has shown that a lot of women who go for natural family planning methods fail. That said, a period tracker will let you know about your fertile and low-fertile days, giving you  peace of mind when you’re trying to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. Just don’t use this method in isolation. 

You’ll know if you need to seek professional advice

Irregular periods or extremely heavy periods can indicate underlying health problems. It can be helpful for the gynecologist to know your period history to help you better.

You’ll understand your body better

Everything from your sex drive to your hunger is influenced by the menstrual cycle. When tracking your periods , you may learn new things about your body. For example, you may realize that you crave salty foods during a certain time of the month and ice-cream at another.

 

About Friday Undies

Friday Undies is a period underwear brand, designed to give women comfort and confidence on their most vulnerable days. We offer an eco-friendly and reusable option for periods that is not only better for the environment but also a more comfortable and superior choice for women.

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