Reasons to Exercise When on Your Period

By Eva

A Swedish study has shown that exercising during your period at the beginning of the cycle improves the quality of muscle growth post-workout. The researchers believe that this is due to the hormonal variations, specifically, the high estrogen levels. In addition to getting the most out of your workout, exercising during your period can also help ease some natural discomforts.

  • Boost your mood and combat PMS: During PMS, your Your hormone levels in your body will decrease during PMS, this also applies to the ‘happiness hormone’ serotonin. Thus, it can be good with a little extra pep. Some easy, and relaxing ballet exercises or light stretches will make you feel better!
  • Enhance blood circulation and ease menstrual cramps: Yoga and swimming are good exercises when you have menstrual cramps. By stretching the abdominal muscles, blood will flow to the pelvic region and relieve the cramps.
  • Exercising beats fatigue and headaches: It may feel like you have little energy and it’s hard to get up when you are bloated and irritated. Start slowly either with light jogging or weights and after 10 minutes you will feel better. Exercise will increase endorphins in your body and you will feel more relaxed.
  • Regulate irregular periods naturally: If you have irregular periods exercise can help you get your menstrual cycle back on track. Start exercising and be active a couple of days before you expect your period. Combine it also with a healthy diet.
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