PERIOD? THE RE'S AN APP FOR THAT
The hi-tech way to track your hormones
It feels like everything’s going digital these days, even the tracking of our periods! The period itself is still 100% real, but with the right information you can better understand your monthly hormone cycle.
Speaking about female health tracking, GP Dr Dawn Harper advises, ‘ Tracking simply means that you can enter data in real time about your own cycle and symptoms, meaning that you don’t have to remember and you can predict how you’ll feel in the weeks ahead.’
While you could track it by making
a note in a diary, a new wave of phone apps are making things so much easier. Create a profile, and hey presto. As well as noting details of your period, the app tracks moods and physical symptoms. Dr Harper explains that our energy levels, motivation, ability to concentrate and appetite are all affected by hormonal changes. ‘ By tracking your cycle, you can predict the times of the month when you’ll be most productive and when you may struggle.’ If there’s a standout day every month where your mood is erratic, try to avoid too many social plans, instead opt for calm, mindful activities.