Celebrated cook-a-thon chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, aka, Hilda Baci, reportedly achieved the 100-hour marathon cooking during her monthly period.
This was made known by a twitterati Thee Awazi, via his Twitter handle @TheAwazi.
He had tweeted, “To contextualize how amazing this is, this same babe’s period had her in the hospital a few months ago. What a rockstar babe!”
The claim was corroborated by Sabi Radio via its Twitter handle @TheSabiRadio, which states: “Hilda Baci’s manager says she’s on her period but still able to maintain optimal cognitive ability and coherence despite all the stress.”
The menstrual cycle is a normal, monthly, physiological process in women of childbearing age; however, it can have a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, and depression, physicians say.
According to experts, along with fatigue, a menstruating woman may also experience cramps, headaches, irritability, anxiety, back pain, bloating, and mood swings.
They aver that the possibility that female workers might experience temporary cognitive and emotional challenges at the pre-menstrual and menstrual cycles has provoked much controversy.
Researchers, however, note that, “It’s hard to balance all that while also trying to be productive;” even as scientists agree that a woman can be so tired during her period primarily due to hormone changes that occur before and during her period.
In discussing evidence of menstruation affecting performance, Exercise physiologist Dr. Jason Karp, believes that fluctuating levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen lead to physiological changes in the body during menstruation and that these changes are exacerbated by exercise – particularly if it is intense.
Also, a publication in The Journal of Women’s Health Care states that female workers experience challenges that male counterparts may not face, such as monthly physiological and hormonal changes.
Despute all these, Chef Baci was focused and she concentrated on accomplishing her dream, while her work-related duties were not diminished while the cook-a-thon lasted, her manager said.