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Menstrual Cycle Webinar

Webinar on Effects and Impact of the Menstrual Cycle On Your Physical Activity

Presented by Susan Sheehan

On Monday, March 6th 2023, to celebrate Women in Sport Week 2023, Limerick Sports Partnership hosted a webinar on the on Effects and Impact of the Menstrual Cycle On Your Physical Activity.

In this talk/webinar our guest speaker, Susan Sheehan, walked the attendees through the four phases of the menstrual cycle.

We have varying levels of energy at different times of the month, our physical strength is affected by which phase we are in, our emotional responses and reactions are influenced and our mental capacity is also impacted depending on where we are in our monthly cycle.

In this one hour talk, Susan brought us through these phases, how they impact nutrition, sleep, physical exercise and emotional and mental well being. Susan presented tips and advice on how to bring your body back to balance, understand your symptoms and how to address them and optimise your physical activity and sports performance so that you feel more in balance all month long.

This webinar is for everyone – girls, women and those working, coaching or living with anyone who has a period and menstrual cycle including those on hormonal contraception.


– Understand the whole menstrual cycle and the four phases, not just the time of your/her period.
– How your appetite and capacity for physical activity will vary according to which phase you are in.
– Learn how to track your cycle so that you can see your trends and varying your life according to your body and cycle.
– As a parent or coach understand women’s cycles and energies so that you can support them now and in the future.
– Create balance to support your cycle and flow with it with more ease.

Thank you to our guest speaker, Susan Sheehan, for her insightful and thought-provoking presentation. 

Finally, thank you to all our participants who joined us on the night and submitted very interesting and relevant questions during the post-webinar Q&A.  

Below is a recording of the webinar. Susan has also provided some additional information, available via the green buttons on the right. These were topics that came up either during the webinar or during the post-webinar Q&A.  We have also included a button to bring you to the ‘SHE Research’ website. The have useful and interesting resources on the menstrual cycle under their ‘Education’ menu.

For more information on LSP women’s programmes, please email Shane or phone 061-333600.

Contact Details for Susan Sheehan:



Social Media: You can follow her on  both instagram and facebook as susansheehan.womenshealth

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