Many people forgo their workouts during menstruation for a variety of reasons. However, just because you’re on your period doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise. Exercise’s physical and mental benefits don’t end just because you’re on your period. In fact, sticking to a regimen can help alleviate some of the most frequent symptoms associated with menstruation.
From a hormonal standpoint, the period is a complicated time. Both progesterone and oestrogen are at their lowest throughout the period phase of the menstrual cycle, which can make people feel weary and less energetic. Avoiding exercise will not save you energy or improve your mood. Instead of stopping all exercise during your period, take advantage of this week to try out some new workouts.
If you’re experiencing weariness and mood fluctuations in the days leading up to and during your period, regular aerobic activity may help. Because endorphins are a natural painkiller, they may provide relief from painful periods when released during activity. Light walking may help with relieving painful periods also known as dysmenorrhea.