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5 reasons why you should track your period every month

Published on:19 October 2020, 19:21pm IST
Tracking your periods can not only save you from accidental stains on your clothes, but also help you take better charge of your menstrual health
Shreya Gupta
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Period tracking can help you in a number of ways. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Has it ever happened to you that you are preparing for a vacation when suddenly your period comes knocking? If this is your story, then tracking your periods can be the go-to solution. Not only will it mentally prepare you, but it will also save you from the hard work of removing stains because of the surprise visit.

Tracking your period has these five other benefits as well:

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1. It can help you manage your mood

If you think that periods just come with PMS then you are wrong. It also comes with hormonal changes that last throughout your cycle. These hormonal changes can lead to irritability, stress, and anxiety.

Tracking your mood throughout will help you learn and handle these changes better. Since these changes in mood during the cycle are repetitive, tracking them will better prepare you.

2. It can help you avoid an unwanted pregnancy

Tracking your period will help you know your fertile window. This fertile window is the time when you are most likely to get pregnant. So, if you don’t want to get pregnant, you can avoid getting intimate during this period for extra protection.

3. It can increase your chances of conceiving

Since period trackers help you identify your fertile window, they can tell you when you’re ovulating and thus can get pregnant.

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If you are preparing for pregnancy then track your periods. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. It increases your overall health awareness

Your periods say a lot about your health, if something is not right with your body, your menstrual cycle will be disrupted. So, you can say that using a period tracker can help you take better charge of your health by charting unusual symptoms.

If your periods are not normal then you might want to see a doctor to rule out any underlying disease. Moreover, logging all the details of your period will help your gynae understand your cycle better.

5. It will help understand your cycle better

While the average length of a menstrual cycle is 28 days, it does vary from person to person. When you start logging in the details of your cycle, it helps you understand your unique cycle better. The more you understand your cycle the more you have the control over it and less likely to be surprised when it actually arrives. Moreover, it can also help you figure out whether or not your periods are irregular.

Don’t have a period tracker app on your phone? This is how you can start
If this read has convinced you to use a period tracker and you’re wondering, which one to use: we have a suggestion for you. Download the HealthShots app on your iPhone or Android device to track your period, and get additional benefits like health news updates and mediation tools with a single click.

Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.