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Fitness, Nutrition, and Menstruation

Learn how the amount and kind of physical activity or exercise, and how food and nutrition choices affect menstruation and the menstrual cycle. Includes information about food cravings during the menstrual cycle, and how personal lifestyle choices influence menstruation and overall health in girls and women.

The Calcium - PMDD Connection
A study found calcium-regulating hormones may trigger the biological symptoms of PMDD. Learn how calcium-regulating hormones are related to mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder and how these hormones may trigger the severe symptoms of PMDD.

Exercise and Your Period
A look at the impact of regular exercise on menstruation or your period. Include signs that indicate you're exercising too much.

Anorexia, Menstruation, and Bone Loss Recovery
Information about anorexia nervosa and how it affects menstruation and bone health. Covers treatments for amenorrhea and osteopenia caused by anorexia nervosa.

Lifestyle Changes Can Greatly Improve Your PMS Symptoms
About.com Depression Guide Nancy Schimelpfening discusses how diet and nutrition affect the symptoms of PMS. Covers how lifestyle changes can improve the symptoms women often experience during the menstrual cycle.

Fitness and Bone Health for Women
Information from NIAMS about how exercise affects women's health including the menstrual cycle and the risk of osteoporosis or bone loss.

A Nutrition and Exercise Guide for PMS
Information from the University of Iowa on the benefits of good nutrition and exercise to reduce the symptoms of PMS.

Can Diet Affect Premenstrual Syndrome?
Patient education from Penn State University Health Services. Discusses various dietary and nutritional strategies including vitamin B6, Evening Primrose Oil, and magnesium, and how they affect premenstrual syndrome or PMS. Provides specific dietary recommendations.

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