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How Well Do Your Workouts Go During Your Periods


How Well Do Your Workouts Go During Your Periods


Happy girl on the beach  during her periods

You are a girl who is very regular about your workouts. Your day goes incomplete if you have not had your dose of adrenaline rush for the day.You are also the girl who respects and loves her body and is happy that it’s functioning well.

But then there are those 5 days in a month when you have your periods, which conflicts with your love for workouts and you can’t but dread them.

But you know what, you can keep the love for both because working out during your periods is the best thing that your body could ask for.

All that you need to keep in mind is to not over exert your body during this stage or it might cause adverse situations which could affect your health negatively. [1]

What can I do to stay fit during periods

It’s a good question to be asked. I mean if we make a factual statement then there should also be proof or a logical explanation to support it, or else how can we call it a fact.

If we are looking for a logical explanation then here it goes. When anyone exercises, the body releases the hormone, endorphin which helps in reducing stress, cramps, headaches and any associated pain with periods. So basically exercises for girls at this stage of the month acts as a stress and pain buster and which girl does not want that.

What should I not do

What girls should not be doing during this period are the intense workouts and yoga poses. I will tell you more about which exercises you should not be doing during your periods and which you can as we move ahead.

Exercises I can do during my periods

how well do your workouts go during your periodsAs I did say that I would be discussing some of the exercises that are safe and not so safe for you so here is the list.

Workouts you can do

  • Running
  • Aerobics
  • Dance workouts

Workouts you should not do

  • High Intensity Interval training

3 Yoga Poses you can do

  • Cobbler’s Pose (Baddha Konasana)

This pose stretches the shoulder muscles, lower back muscles, groin and inner thighs. The pose refines the seated posture and is helpful for women during menstruation. Read more…

  • Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

This is one of the most ideal pose for back pain relief during menstruation. It also relieves constipation and a stress buster, something every girl needs at that time of the month. Read more…

  • Plank Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)

The Plank Pose strengthens the abdominal muscles and helps in toning the core. It can be carried out to increase the strength of the back which is helpful during menstruation. It provides relieves  from tension and mental stress as well. Read more…

3 Yoga Poses you should not do

All the inverted yoga poses are a no- no because they cause something called vascular congestion in the uterus because of which a girl can experience excessive menstrual flow which can cause her weakness or more cramps.

I hope this article provides enough information for you to enjoy your exercises during those 5 days. Do leave your feedback in the comments below.

[1] Janse de Jonge XA (2003). Effects of the menstrual cycle on exercise performance. Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 33 (11), 833-51 PMID: 12959622. ^Back to Top^

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