Improved Women's Health Tracking
I think it would be great if we could integrate our menstrual cycle in the app. Not just the days we are bleeding but the whole cycle, since we know that the week/days before the bleeding start are the most critical. Once most women start bleeding, then the symptoms get less strong. It would therefore be useful to have an overview of the whole cycle, with predictions for the next month based on your historical data. This would be a critical point for female athletes and important information for coaches to plan better. It would also increase female health and make this app more attractive to female clients. We could either directly track our period in TP, or synch it with dedicated menstrual apps such as Clue (preferred option).
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Oura has this too so maybe add that to the integration?
Ines Kobel commented
Integrating Gamin data from periodic circle in TP.
It would be helpful to have a shading for custom periods on charts. For example, to show my prep for a big event, or to show my recovery from injury between dates X and Y. This would be most helpful on longer-term chart views (e.g. a year or more). Seeing how my training went for a successful event can help me benchmark my current training and performance.
Péter Takács commented
For female athletes, separate menstrual periods may be useful information!
Garmin currently tracks this, so may be an easy integration?
How about changing the selections in the metrics for menstruation to phases of the menses cycle (I.e.: menstruation, follicular, ovulation, or luteal) or day rather than degree of blood flow during menstruation? This would be very helpful to see patterns of fatigue, overall feeling, etc. that might be linked to stages of the menses cycle. Recording the amount of blood flow during menstruation does not currently allow us females to see trends in our monthly cycle since the amount of blood flow is typically only during a small portion of our cycle (menstruation), thereby ignoring the follicular, ovulatory, and luteal stages. Blood flow doesn’t really give us females any useful data to plan or adjust our training.
Completely agree with Kelly.
Kelly Mepham commented
There is currently available a way of tracking menstruation on TP, but the biggest factors from a coaching perspective are the PMS and ovulation symptoms, which aren't easily trackable on the system right now. Being able to track and analyse data relating to the cycle would make session planning easier, and provide more effective training.
Please add menstrual cycle tracking, along with symptoms tracking (for greater swath of female athletes).
Could also add in symptoms in general- illness, injury...
TP needs to allow 3rd party software such as Garmin tracking or Wild AI to sync menstrual cycle phase data to the feed. Or allow an input for the whole month that accounts for an estimation of the 4 different phases of the cycle. This will allow coaches to set up training for their female athletes appropriately
Sue Allen commented
I am not 100% sure how to improve it, but the way women are able to record their menstrual cycle at the moment is not great. To help with the way that it can become an open conversation between all coaches and athletes and feel as normal as recording weight etc.