5 Apps To Get You Through That Time Of The Month


That cycle starting to get on your nerves?



While some may have it easier than others, surfing the crimson wave is not really the loveliest biological experience for women. Fortunately, technology is our friend; she can help us manage our cycles and take note of our symptoms so we can feel better.


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Flo

Available on iOS and Android


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Flo markets itself as an ovulation calendar, period tracker and pregnancy app. Its simple interface lets you log the days of your current cycle and the more than you record, the better it can predict when your next cycle will arrive.


You also have the option of inputting your personal symptoms, such as heaviness of flow, mood, weight, sleep cycle and more. If you do, the app will pull together a catalog of helpful articles that are related to the symptoms that you put in, giving you more information on how you can manage and take better care of yourself during your time of the month.


Insight Timer

Available on iOS and Android


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If you’re prone to mood swings, experience difficulty in sleeping and have bouts of anxiety, you might want to look into a meditation app—this is where Insight Timer comes in. The app has a library of over 15,000 free titles to suit whatever need you may have.


You can choose between guided meditation classes with themes relating to a particular concern or you can opt for some peace and quiet. You don’t need to be well-versed in mediation either; many of the courses are geared towards beginners.


Nike+ Training Club

Available on iOS and Android


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You might already know that exercise has proven itself an effective means to alleviate cramps associated with your period. And while there are activities you can do at home to get your body moving, sometimes you just need a little extra push.


The Nike+ Training Club app might be what you need to get a little extra motivation. It provides you with options for workouts that you can do even when you feel sluggish. Moreover, the charts it provides will help you understand your progress and save your favorite sets all in one place.


K-Fit

Available on iOS and Android


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If you’re not keen on working out at home, however, you can always opt for a gym membership. The thing is, this becomes an extra challenge when you find yourself stuck in different parts of Metro Manila.


K-Fit provides a conenient way to discover which physical centers and activities you might enjoy, wherever you are. Try a mix of yoga, Zumba, Pilates and more from different establishments.


Habit Bull

Available on iOS and Android


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It’s important to keep in mind that your daily habits affect the gravity of your symptoms when your period actually arrives. For example, consuming too much sugar, caffeine and salty food during the week leading up to your cycle can contribute to bloating and increased water retention.


As such, a tracker app like Habit Bull comes in pretty handy. It acts as a reminder to cut these types of food out of your diet and also keeps track of other activities that support a healthier lifestyle—workouts and water intake included.


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Self-care and a conscious lifestyle are a big part of how the experience of your menstrual cycle. With this in mind, try to make choices that help you in the long run.


With these apps, it won’t matter if you have a postpaid or prepaid plan. Simply download, explore and see which one works best for you!



Words Adie Pieraz

Art Alex Lara

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