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7 Best Exercises To Do During Periods

7 Best Exercises To Do During Periods

Getting your period can be mess, especially if you have painful menstrual cramps during the monthly menstrual circle. All you want to just lay down on your bed with a hot water bag. During this time, our physical exercise activity is low, but exercise is exactly what you should be doing. There are many myths about exercise during periods, but exercise has proven beneficial to alleviate different symptoms associated with your cycle. Here are a few simple workouts to keep you health and happy.

Walking

A simple, light walk is the best exercise you can do during your periods. This low-intensity exercise helps your lungs work properly later in your cycle. So, lace up your favorite sneakers and hit the road for a stroll or a brisk walk around. These will help you to uplift your mood and will able to burn some calories. These light movements of your body will increase the secretion of endorphin.

Running

In the days of your periods or when you have mild symptoms, you can go running. Go for a slow run and take some breaks in between if you feel uncomfortable. Running can reduce your pain and irritability instantly. 

Yoga 

Yoga can relax your cranky and irritable mood just by stretching and breathing exercises. Many yoga poses help to increase your blood circulation and provide ease to your noxious complaints. It is scientifically proven and tested that yoga helps to relieve period symptoms such as cramp and bloating.

Pilates

Pilates helps to relax your body and keep you calm and healthy. Pilate moves are target specific muscle groups, so you can tailor out your workout as you need. Pilate builds a core strength that can reduce the severity of your cramps.

Stretching

Simple stretches at home can be beneficial than just rolling on your bed. If you are having more discomfort to do other exercises, then try to do stretching and take deep breaths to relax your muscles.

Dancing

Dancing is a fun activity that can uplift your mood and burn extra calories too. So, enroll yourself in a Zumba class if you are up for it.

Swimming

It is a foreign concept for many girls, but swimming is the one of the most relaxing and gentle exercises you can do even you are on your periods. You won’t bleed out if your flow is light because of the counter-pressure of water. Many doctors suggest that females will bleed less when they are in cold water because of the cold clamping of blood vessels down for abit.

Doing regular exercise is extremely beneficial for your health as well as your mind. So, listen to your body and do light exercise o relax your mind and body.

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