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That Aunt Flo Ruins Everything

Ever blown out your knee while boarding (or skiing) on the snowy slopes? Turns out that your menstrual cycle may be as much to blame as your skills.

According to studies done by researchers at the University of Vermont, women are more likely to injure their knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during their preovulatory phase of their cycle, which is the first half of the menstrual cycle that begins on the first day of menstruation and continues for about two weeks.

So you may want to plan any ski trips accordingly.

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Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
This is weird! I had my biggest skiing accident when I had my period once...my nerves, knees and tailbone haven't fully recovered, either. (By the way, I was SOOOOOO lost on the Aunt Flo thing for the LONGEST time :oops: )
DStirk DStirk 10 years
hilarious. I usually call it the "red devil"... :)
justjaime27 justjaime27 10 years
Ha ha...I don't call it "Aunt Flo" as much as I refer to it as "Surfing the crimson wave"...ha ha so now we can call it "Skiing the crimson slopes". Ew. lol Ok please pay no attention to my morning attempt at humor, I haven't had my coffee yet...lol
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Damn that Aunt Flo!!! :(
justjaime27 justjaime27 10 years
Huh! Interesting!
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