Hey there, girls!🌸 Ever felt like doing exercise during menstruation is akin to scaling Mount Everest? Yeah, we get you. Menstruation can be a complicated time, both physically and emotionally. But it doesn’t mean you need to lock yourself away and forsake all physical activity. In fact, exercise can often help relieve menstrual symptoms. Let’s dive in!
Why is Exercise More Challenging During Period?
First off, let’s understand why exercise during menstruation feels tougher. The hormonal changes your body undergoes during your menstrual cycle can have a variety of effects:
- Mood Swings: Hormonal changes can affect your emotional state, making it harder to muster up the energy for a workout.
- Physical Discomfort: Cramps, bloating, and fatigue can make even a simple jog feel like a marathon.
What Types of Exercise Can You Do?
- Light Cardio: Think a gentle jog, cycling, or swimming. Light cardio can actually help with cramps and mood swings.
- Yoga: Opt for a softer flow, avoiding inversions, to help ease cramps and tension.
- Strength Training: If you’re up for it, lighter weightlifting can still be beneficial. Listen to your body, though.
Tips for Easing the Pain and Staying Active
- Stay Hydrated: Drinking water can help alleviate bloating and cramps.
- Snack Smart: Opt for fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. These can help stabilize mood swings and provide a steady energy release.
- Stretch: A good warm-up and stretch can ease muscle tension, making exercise more comfortable.
- Pain Relief: Over-the-counter medication like Ibuprofen can help, but consult your healthcare provider first.
FitWoody is here to help you girl!
Our FitWoody app has got you covered, even during those tricky menstrual days. With features to adapt your exercise routine based on your monthly cycle, FitWoody offers workout options that cater to your body’s needs. And don’t forget, our holistic and adaptive approach ensures you don’t break your activity streak, even during rest days.
So, put on those workout leggings and get moving! Your body, mind, and period will thank you.
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