Are you receiving tons of hearsays or myths about exercising on or before your monthly period? Couldn’t you decide what to do and what to believe?
Then time for you to be enlightened because here are the possible answers to your curiosity. And as you read these, you would have more confidence and knowledge when Aunt Flo makes her monthly visit.
GOOD EFFECTS OF EXERCISE
If your mind is mostly clouded with negative hearsays or frightening myths about doing an exercise during your period, then better read the following to know the good effects it has for you.
PREVENTS BLOOD CLOTTING
Exercise, specifically yoga, reduces the possibility of blood clotting during your monthly period. There are a variety of poses that help boost blood flow and circulation that greatly helps in preventing clotting.
If you are deciding to try yoga or starting to pack up your things to go and attend a yoga class, then I’m giving you all the support that you need. You go, girl!
IMPROVES YOUR MOOD
It is usual for women to experience bad moods during a monthly period – periods and this kind of brat behaviour go together like bread and butter. However, if you would allocate some time maybe an hour or an hour and a half of exercise, then you could fight that monstrous mood.
Stress, anxiety and many more that goes with the mood swings are the usual reasons why you can’t enjoy the 4-5 days of the month because of your period. Here are the following options/ways to fight those feelings:
- Have a morning walk
- Run for a better day
- Sweat out and do Pilates
- Go go go for Yoga!
- Move and stretch
- Dance the pain away
EASES MENSTRUAL CRAMPS AND ACHES
When it says exercise, you aren’t opted for going on a gym or visit fitness centres. You could do home exercise that would give you more time and confidence to move and sweat.
Through exercise, endorphins are released that makes the menstrual cramps to lessen. And also, it could also help you fight residential headaches during your monthly visit.
DELIVERS BETTER SLEEP
When trying to cope with the pain and discomfort of your periods, you’re most probably sleep deprived. To stop and fight these hindrances on your sleep, make it a routine to have regular exercise in the morning and before you sleep. Doing yoga poses, stretching and even a 10-minutes exercise before going to bed can deliver you an enough z’s.
HELPS IN IRREGULAR PERIOD CASES
Having an irregular period shouldn’t be tolerated especially when the solutions are all in your hand. Go get yourself some determination and start working on getting a regular monthly visit. Follow these steps and see results for yourself:
- Note down your monthly cycles
- Avoid getting stressed
- Consistently eat fruits and herbs especially those who are rich in fiber
- Eat papaya, pineapples, and parsley when your period is fast approaching, with an accompaniment of exercise.
BEST EXERCISES DURING AUNT FLO’S VISIT
- Light cardio workout
- Home exercise
BAD EFFECTS OF EXERCISE
So, you are now about to know the scientifically proven bad effects of exercising to your monthly period. Buckle up and I assure you that these aren’t hearsays.
TOO MUCH EXERCISE MAY CAUSE DELAY
Everything that’s too much is bad, and that could also be applied to exercising too much. If you think that you’re doing well and feeling sexier by exhausting yourself with excessive exercise, then you must be wrong.
Because it may cause a delay in your monthly period. If you’re already experiencing this scenario twice or more in a row, then you must be having amenorrhea which couldn’t be tolerated. If you’re aware that you’re missing out your period, then you are advised to have yourself checked by the doctor.
MAY CAUSE SPOTTING
Another bad effect you can get from excessive exercise is spotting. You may experience spotting between your periods that might be caused by a sudden loss of weight, exhaustion from too much exercise, or stress.
Like any other bad effects, this isn’t something that must be tolerated. Always seek for the doctor’s advising to prevent yourself from having an undesired sickness.
BEFORE YOU GO:
Now that you’re given a glimpse of how exercise can affect your body, I hope that you’ll be double mindful and careful. Don’t strive for the “World’s Slimmest Waist” award, as long as you know how to balance everything, then everything may fall into place.
Kath Ramirez is a journalism graduate who aims to turn her dreams into her passion. Her love for writing started when she was seven years old, reading illustrated books. Writing articles, reading books, and dancing is her passion and she breathes into life with these. Kath is also engaged in exploring different places to stay for vacation or Holidays, a food addict but health conscious. She now works as a dedicated writer for Fitbiz, a health and fitness equipment provider based in Australia.