Body & mind syncing

Your well-being depends on many factors. Mental hygiene, destressing, and personal growth are the best ways to achieve it. Once you’re happy where you are mentally, your body can follow. Join us these next few months - learn from our experts, train with our trainers, and stay on top of your game.

Listen to your body

During menstruation, women should listen more to their bodies and create healthy habits that ease the period symptoms and discomfort. We would kindly ask for two sentences that describe this in your words and maybe mention the best ways to ease the period cramps, headaches, or other symptoms, such as: do yoga - light exercise helps with symptoms and energizes you Dietary habits - avoid salty, sugary food, and drink water. Get to know your body preferences and what works for you by tracking your menstrual cycle and noting down the things that help ease period pains over time. This could include looking at the impact of light exercise such as yoga and pilates, which can release feel-good endorphins, and the impact your diet has on how you feel. A short class may be all you need to pep up your mood. When it comes to eating habits, as well as avoiding sugary or salty foods, try upping your water intake to avoid dehydration. Other ways to ease period symptoms can include taking a shower or warm bath, using heat pads, or taking simple pain relief.
*Advice from INTIMINA's medical experts

Let’s talk about it

A huge part of dealing with any difficulties, including those imposed by menstruation (or conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, etc) is talking about it. We would like two sentences on the importance of having open conversations such as: Talk about periods to family, friends, or doctors to understand what is normal when it comes to menstruation and symptoms / and if there is an underlying condition. Periods are one of the most natural things in the world, so don't feel embarrassed to discuss their timing, frequency, heaviness, and duration with your doctor. It's just as much a part of your health as other areas such as skincare and remember, your doctor is familiar with periods and any problems they can bring. If you feel comfortable, it's also a good idea to exchange tips and habits with friends and family members as they will likely have experienced periods too. This gives you an understanding of what is normal, what techniques and products may help you, and whether you should approach your doctor for further advice.
*Advice from INTIMINA's medical experts

Go with the flow

Menstrual cycle has many stages, and some of them (like PMS) are not gentle on our bodies and mind. But it becomes easier if you stay grounded, meditate, and accept it as a part of life. Of course, if something feels off, contact your OBGYN to get help.

Yoga during period

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Yoga during period

Staying active during your period is always advised, but how and why can yoga be your go-to exercise? Deep breathing practices, meditation, and gentle yoga poses that emphasize stability and flexibility alleviate many of the problems women generally experience during monthly cycles, such as cramps, weakness, nausea, or emotional symptoms like anxiety, irritation, and mood swings.

Sweet tooth cravings

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Sweet tooth cravings

Hormonal changes can cause a drop in blood sugar levels, which leads to sugar cravings. Serotonin levels, AKA the “feel good” chemical in the brain, also tend to be lower during this time. When that happens, we crave sugars, especially carbohydrates, because the body uses carbs to make serotonin. You can absolutely indulge from time to time, but it also might be smart to include more magnesium-packed food to balance those cravings.

Old wife’s tales

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Old wife’s tales

No warm baths and no hair washing during the period? That’s cap! Of course, you can take soothing and relaxing baths if you feel like it. It helps relax your abdominal muscles and reduce tension, which may help with other period pain, like backaches and headaches. It’s a great time to destress and have some alone time. Evade heavily scented bath bombs to avoid yeast infections. Hair washing - no problem, go for it!

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Music keeps us going

In the past, we’ve suggested a couple of playlists for PMS, and you seemed to love them. We’ve decided to cover the entire cycle with our own picks. Here you can find something to cry on, rage with, or just chill out. Share them with your friends, too!

5 Stress Relief Tips

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5 Stress Relief Tips

The kids can’t find their homework, your husband hasn’t done the dishes, you have a big deadline at work, and the traffic on the way to the office already looks terrible. For many women stress relief isn’t at the top of the to-do list each day, however stress affects nearly every system in the body and the long-term effects can range from emotional symptoms like anxiety and depression to the physical like reproductive issues and heart disease.

Impact Of Stress On The Pelvic Floor

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Impact Of Stress On The Pelvic Floor

Your pelvic floor deserves more credit. It works day in and day out, to quite literally, hold it all together. Not only does your pelvic floor help facilitate vaginal birth, make sex pleasurable and orgasms possible, it also acts as the gatekeeper for holding in or releasing all things that come out of that region. Yes, that includes pee, poop, and farts. There’s no being shy here.

Easy Meditation For Relieving Stress

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Easy Meditation For Relieving Stress

Stress is a part of life. What used to be lions, tigers, and bears have now become credit scores, job applications, and car maintenance. So while the type of stressors we have to deal with has changed, chronic stress is nothing new. Some of it is normal and part of survival – like knowing to run from a said lion.

In athlete's shoes

Meet our French Olympian - fencer Manon Brunet. We’ve taken a peek into her life and how she manages to train professionally, excel in her sport, and spend time with her loved ones - while being on their period.