Myths about periods

Myths About Periods

How many of the myths around periods do you know?

How many of the myths around periods do you know?

You might be a veteran of all this period stuff but you still might find yourself surprised by some of the common misconceptions around that time of the month.

Myth 1: Bathing or washing your hair during a period will increase your flow

This is an old one and it’s not true. You can feel free to keep clean and fresh without 'turning on the taps’.

Myth 2: No exercise, you should always rest during your period

If you feel like exercising, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t. It's actually a great way of controlling PMS and cramps because it increases the supply of oxygen to the muscles. In fact, studies have shown that ‘that time’ of the month is actually a great time to exercise. Only if you feel like it though. You’re the best judge of what’s right for you.

Myth 3: You can't get pregnant during your period

It's not likely, but there's always a chance. Ovulation can be unpredictable and so can menstrual cycles. 


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Myth 4:
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is all in the mind

We wish! PMS symptoms are related to the way your body’s hormones change through your monthly cycle.  Symptoms can be emotional (like irritability, depression or fatigue), and physical (cramps or headaches).

More from Reward Me: Don’t miss our top 5 ways to deal with PMS.

Myth 5:
Talking to your daughter about periods before she starts will only scare her

It's always a good idea to be open and honest with your daughter.

We’ve got lots of advice to help. Like how to talk to your teen daughter about puberty and how you can help your daughter deal with her body changes.

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