The Fifth Vital Sign

There are 4 primary vital signs: body temp, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.

For women, your menstrual cycle can be referred to as the your fifth vital sign – YES that’s how important it is!!
Having hormonal fluctuations throughout the cycle directly affects our mood, metabolism, bone health, sex drive, energy, sleep, fertility and how we age. 😵

I like to view my cycle as a monthly report card and with every cycle/month you get a grade based on the your symptoms, and if or when it arrived (early, late or on time can also indicate certain health markers)

This is where tracking your signs and symptoms comes in. As a woman it is do important to take responsibility for your body and to understand each phase of your cycle. To understand why you feel a certain way and have peace of mind that it certain symptoms can be related to where your at with your cycle. (See my blog post for more info on this)

It’s also important to note that certain symptoms are not normal and to learn when you need medical/professional intervention.

So be sure to take the time to learn about your body, your cycle, and health.

You can experience a loss of period or fluctuations within cycle length, and this can give a direct indication of what is going on with your hormones.

Hope this inspires you to pay attention to your unique body and the signs and symptoms its giving you.


Published by Marizelle

Hi! My name is Marizelle. I am a Biokineticist, Sports Scientist, Sports massage therapist, trained Specialized Kinesiologist, passionate about Movement, Nutrition and Mindset. I am dedicated to helping and guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves - Mind, Body, Spirit. Thank you for checking in, and welcome! I am all about living a health focused lifestyle, I encourage creating long lasting sustainable habits which lead to living your best life. My mission is to enlighten you about the effects of movement, nutrition and a healthy mental state on well-being. There is no 'one size fits' all approach to living optimally, we are all individuals, but I can guide you in a way that works best for you, your lifestyle and needs. My special interests are educating and helping my patients to better help themselves, I have a huge passion for woman's health and helping woman with hormones issues as well as rehabilitation required for chronic diseases and transforming lives through mindset, movement and nutrition. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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