Your period days can be a mess for you if menstrual cramps don’t let you get up. Whether or not a woman should be exercising in her periods remain surrounded by myths. Some believe that exercising helps relieve cramps while others believe that it disrupts the flow of blood. So, what is the truth and should you be exercising during your periods or not?
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During the time of your periods, both estrogen and progesterone are at the lowest points in your body and thus make you feel lethargic and tired. You don’t really wish to get up and move around but that’s really important.
Though it isn’t suggested to engage in heavy exercises like weight lifting or running (especially on the first two days), but it is advised to engage in at least some kind of workout like brisk walking, yoga and light cardio would work.
So, what are the benefits of working out on periods?
1. Reduces cramps and eases the menstrual flow.
2. Improves mood swings.
3. Gives strength to the body.
4. Decreases the Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS).
There’s no reason to not exercise during periods even if you feel like lying on the bed all the time. Get up and walk a bit, it will only ease your symptoms.