Experts say the 'cycle syncing' workout trend may not be all it's cracked up to be

Experts say the 'cycle syncing' workout trend may not be all it's cracked up to be

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  • The claim is that, by doing so, it can help “balance” your hormones — which in turn may lead to a range of health benefits, including improved energy levels, fewer PMS symptoms and better health overall.
  • READ MORE: Exercising during pregnancy: what to consider So based on the way hormones change during each phase of the menstrual cycle, if you’re looking to improve strength and fitness you may well want to plan your most intense workouts for the follicular and luteal phases to achieve the greatest gains.
  • How to navigate conflict and deal with difficult people The second key assumption is that the responses of progesterone and estrogen, which drive the changes in fitness are constant.
  • But if you do want to give it a try, menstrual tracking apps — alongside the use of ovulation test strips and temperature monitoring — can help give you a good idea of what stage in your menstrual cycle you’re at.

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