Short Periods: My Period Is Shorter And Lighter Than Usual. Should I be worried? Do you want to be pregnant? OK, now I am officially worried. One possible reason why your period is shorter and lighter than usual is that you are spotting after conceiving.
How can I know for sure? Get an early pregnancy test and take it. While some of them are positive a few days before your period, almost all of them will be accurate when your period is officially started. That’s enough to stress me out.
Another possibility is that you’ve been under so much stress that your period is light. Your body was devoting so much energy to your fight and flight response it did nothing to prepare for a baby. I can’t think of anything major except exams.
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Our bodies are programmed to live in a world of saber tooth tigers and monsters that would eat us. We take minor annoyances today and blow them up into major proportions because the major proportions don’t exist anymore. Taxes, NSA spying, global warming.
It was warmer during the Medieval Warm Period a thousand years ago and late Roman Empire 1800 years ago than it was today, and they didn’t have electricity back then. NSA spying is bad, but the usable data is overwhelmed by amateur videos and dumb tweets.
Is having to watch all those bad videos and teen aged snap-chat sufficient punishment for spying on us or an incentive? I don’t know. But being stressed over minor stuff interfere with your period, when the reflexes evolved from shutting down reproduction when you couldn’t take care of yourself.
What else could it be? It could be Menopause. If that’s the case, I have a lot to be worried about. At your age, you shouldn’t be worried about it. And if I’m pregnant? You have every reason to worry.
Long Or Short Periods Exercise – Short Periods
Are long periods of exercise better than short periods of exercise? Do you think 10 minutes of exercise 3 times a day is more or less effective than 30 minutes of continuous exercise once a day?
Well if you guessed either response you are correct. I’m Sharon at BonVie Weight Loss & amp; Nutritional Wellness in Santa Monica and Portland, Oregon, here to explain why a few short bursts can be just as, or even more effective than one long grind.
Because let’s face it, we’ve all seen people slogging it out on a tread mill or bicycle at the gym and they are barely breaking a sweat, more immersed in the latest jagged news on the telly, or chatting with their neighbor.
3 Short Intense Vigorous, Focused Interval Good For:
- Mental Clarity
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Instead, doing three short, vigorous and fully focused stints at intervals, or even at various times during the day can be great for your cardio, your strength and mental clarity.
Also short sessions may be perfect for people who Hate the idea of going to the gym or who feel that spending 30 minutes exercising is interminable pain. And for some people who simply cannot commit the time to 30 minutes or more of continuous exercise, a 10-minute session may still give them what they need.
This is where a vigorous walk at lunch time,or just 10 minutes in the home gym, or even in the privacy of your own office can do wonders.
CDC Recommendations Per Week:
- 150 Minutes Of Sustained Moderate-Intensity Exercise
- 75 Minutes Of Intensity Vigorous Exercise
Just remember – make those short sessions aggressive enough to get your heart rate up immediately and really focus on what you are doing. By the week, the CDC recommends you get at least 150 minutes of sustained moderate-intensity exercise or, 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise.
That means if you do even 2 ten minute sessions a day you are golden! Now click on this video link for more about exercise – and give us a call to so we can help with your health at BonVie Weight Loss & amp; Nutritional Wellness.
Understanding a Woman’s Fertility Cycle – Short Periods
Women often ask, “What is occurring inside my body during my Monthly Fertility Cycle?” A woman’s ovaries contain her eggs, the special cells of Human Reproduction.
Hormones regulate a Woman’s Fertility Cycle, which usually spans a 28 to 30 day period. A Woman’s Fertility Cycle begins on the first day of her Menstrual Period. Earlier in the cycle, the egg begins the process of maturing.
That egg matures inside of a fluid-filled sac called the follicle. The follicle increases in size during the first half of the Menstrual Cycle. Halfway through the cycle, the follicle pops or ruptures, releasing the egg, which then passes into the Fallopian Tube.
This is called ovulation. If a healthy sperm is present in the Fallopian tube, the egg will be fertilized, leading to conception. As the follicle grows, it produces a very important hormone called estrogen.
After the egg is released, that follicle shrivels up and becomes something called the corpeus lute um and begins making another important hormone called progesterone. Here is a diagrammatic representation of the hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle.
As you can see, estrogen rises to a peak just before ovulation and then falls dramatically. After ovulation, estrogen is still being made, but now progesterone becomes the dominant hormone. These hormonal changes are critically important for Normal Fertility.
Estrogen goes right back to the follicle, causing it to mature completely. Estrogen stimulates the lining of the womb to build it back up after it was shed during the menstrual period in preparation for the baby to implant.
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And estrogen travels through the bloodstream to the bottom part of the womb, which is called the cervix, and causes a clear, slippery fluid to be produced. This special fluid, in and of itself, plays an important role in a couple’s ability to conceive.
First, when that fluid is not present in the vagina, sperm die within hours. The egg only lives for 12-15 hours, which would make the fertile window very short.
When the fluid is present and it’s usually produced by a woman’s body about four to five days before ovulation, it protects the sperm from the acidity of the vagina and allows the sperm to live for up to five days, lengthening the fertile window.
At the molecular level, the cervical fluid is also important because it creates swimming channels for the sperm, which allow the sperm to reach the egg.
One of the things that we pay close attention to is the quantity and quality of the cervical fluid, also called cervical mucus. If sub-optimal, there are medications and supplements, which can improve the quality of this fluid.
Because the Cervical Fluid is stimulated by a woman’s estrogen spike at the time of ovulation, it’s also a great external sign of what is occurring Hormonal inside of her body. It’s like a window into the hidden workings of her reproduction system.