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Haley Batten: 'Having a regular menstrual cycle is a sign of health and I found that information very empowering'

As part of our summer of 2022 education campaign, we spoke to FitrWoman community athlete, professional cross-country mountain biker and Orreco client Haley Batten.

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Top Fuelling Tips: Fuelling frequency and fuelling around exercise

Here we give our top tips for how often to eat during the day and fuelling around exercise.

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Eating a balanced diet to support a regular menstrual cycle

Here are our tips around eating a balanced diet, what good foods to include and why a healthy, balanced diet supports a regular menstrual cycle.

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Myth busting: Is the menstrual cycle just about periods?

Here are some common myths we wanted to bust about the menstrual cycle. The second myth being that the menstrual cycle is just about periods.

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What is a 'normal' menstrual cycle?

We describe what we mean when we talk about a 'normal' menstrual cycle.

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Myth Busting the Menstrual Cycle!

Here are some common myths we wanted to bust about the menstrual cycle. The first being that talking about the menstrual cycle is 'embarrassing'.

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Allison Schmitt joins Orreco and leads summer of women’s sport campaign

Orreco are delighted to announce that ten-time Olympic swimming medallist Allison Schmitt has joined the Female Athlete team and added her voice to FitrWoman’s summer 2022 educational campaign.

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FitrWoman launches educational campaign to celebrate a summer of women’s sport

The FitrWoman team at Orreco are excited to launch an educational campaign to coincide with a fantastic summer of women's sport.

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Amenorrhea: What is it?

Amenorrhea is the absence of a menstrual cycle or period. There are two types of amenorrhea; primary and secondary.

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What is dysmenorrhea? 

Dysmenorrhea is defined as ‘painful cramping, usually in the lower abdomen’ that occurs just before and/or during menstruation, ie. painful periods.

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What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS is an endocrine function disorder characterised by irregular or absent periods, elevated production of male hormones (androgens) and polycystic ovaries.

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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus, grows on pelvic organs outside the uterus such as on the ovaries or fallopian tubes. We answer questions about treating and managing it.

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A pioneering relationship: How Orreco and Chelsea FC Women work together

In the two years since Chelsea and Orreco began working together, the relationship continues to prosper and develop. We catch up with two Chelsea players and Female Athlete Lead Dr Georgie Bruinvels.

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What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

HMB, previously termed ‘Menorrhagia’ is heavy menstrual bleeding, defined as greater than 80ml of blood loss during menstruations and/or blood loss occurring over seven days or more.

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What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more serious type of Premenstrual Syndrome. It is a diagnosable psychiatric disorder and characterised by...

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What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

Premenstrual syndrome is a term used to describe the chronic physical and psychological symptoms a woman may experience in the weeks before her period (end of phase 3 & phase 4).

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Micronutrients and the Female Athlete: Take home messages

In February, we held a webinar around micronutrients and the female athlete. We answered questions around what are micronutrients, and much more.

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Menstrual Dysfunctions: Explained

We all hear that a ‘normal’ menstrual cycle is around 28 days in length or being ‘monthly’. But actually, only about half of exercising women have a clinically defined normal cycle.

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How can I reduce menstrual cramps during my cycle?

 In this article we discuss how to reduce menstrual cycle cramps non-pharmacologically, i.e. without the use of pain killers or medication.

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How can I manage gastrointestinal stress during my cycle?

Many women report GI distress as a symptom of their menstrual cycle. Studies show evidence of a longer GI digestion time in the luteal phase which may contribute to this.

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