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Period | What exercises should I do during my period?

Can I train for my period? Is it dangerous? What exercises should I do during my period?  What should I avoid?

 This is what I will be The answer in today’s article when we are on our menstrual cycle will be our womb getting rid of the liner for crying out loud, so it’s no surprise that we have to deal with puffy mood swings, fatigue, indigestion, we just want to relax on the sofa instead of exercising.

 I totally get it ladies but what if I told you that work can help going out during a period Menstruation relieves some symptoms of the menstrual cycle and makes you feel better.

Exercising during the menstrual cycle can increase the hormone endorphins that improve your mood and reduce menstrual cramps and reduce the cravings to maintain hormonal imbalance and as a result this helps to regulate irregular periods naturally Yes, you should exercise during your period with certain types of Exercises that we may want to avoid depending on how your body is feeling.

Here are some do’s and don’ts.

1- Don’t sit and do nothing

Some women think that due to their lack of energy and experiencing discomfort, they should just lie in bed and do nothing in this way, the pain will go away and they will feel better.

But this is not the case I am sure you will just toss the turning pin and you may even pop some peels to help know that it is difficult but you move even if it is 10 to 15 minutes of stretching or walking, I promise it will make you feel much better and it will reduce your period pain and lack Rest naturally so get out of bed and do something Light movements to improve your mood and energy.

2- Don’t high intensity interval cardio

I love intermittent running, it is really effective in burning fat and building stamina, but it is a very strenuous exercise and all this fast, high-impact movement in the lower part of your body may exacerbate menstrual cramps and make you feel completely lost, this is not the time to add more Stress and fatigue to your body instead the exercises should make you feel more energetic.

 Choose light cardio exercises, such as a brisk 30-minute walk in the fresh air, and walking outdoors at a steady pace for an extended period of time, is a great cardio exercise that also promotes fat burning without making you too tired if you can.

Get out now and then try indoor walking exercises that you can do.

3- Don’t heavy duty lifting

At home and getting on your steps, I understand that it can be really frustrating for some women because you feel it is affecting the progress of training due to changes in our hormones.

Our joints and tendons are more vulnerable to injuries when we are on our menstrual cycle, so it is not a good idea to try new exercises or lift heavy weights, excessively unattended to support some women including me.

 I find my many training sessions more challenging and I find it hard to lift saying that you shouldn’t miss strength training.

4- Do moderate weight training

You can reduce your training volume as well as weights if you need to.

 Take slightly longer breaks between sets and keep your heart rate at a steady pace.

 Some research has found that strength training during the follicular phase leads to greater muscle gain strength compared to training in the luteal phase, so don’t miss strength training, just lower it a little.

5- Don’t strenuous or prolonged training

If you are feeling very tired and experiencing menstrual cramps, this is not the time to add more tension to your body by doing high-intensity exercises or running a half-marathon, as this may actually lead to more damage to your body and even cause inflammation.

Through exercise, be realistic with yourself and listen to your body change as you do things and participate in light, low-intensity exercises like yoga and pilates.

There are plenty of yoga poses that actually help increase blood flow and circulation which helps your body relax, reduce cramps and reduce breast pain.

 To reduce muscle fatigue and pain, this is the time to make moves that help your body rather than harm it.

6- Don’t force yourself and push through

For fitness enthusiasts, I understand this can be difficult because we want to do our best with every training session. This is not the time to engage in the idea of ​​no profit or pain.

 If you are feeling very tired, nauseated, increasing pain or discomfort, stop what you are doing and take extra time to recover.

If these symptoms persist, stop altogether, do not force yourself and listen to your body, and be realistic with Yourself, listen to your body, change your exercises, take extra time to recover, avoid excessive exercise, and respect what you cannot handle.

 In one exercise session you won’t hinder your progress in overtraining, we will all be different and your PMS symptoms will be different from yours.

 If you are not experiencing any discomfort from your period, feel free to continue with your regular exercise routine if you find that your body is not working as well as it used to to relieve yourself from the intensity and diversification of your workouts, which is the key to exercising when you do not feel it necessary to do something you actually enjoy, so that women feel the period of discomfort.