Updated: Jul 18
The menstrual cycle is unique to each woman. While some times are brief, other times are lengthy. Periods can be difficult, especially if one experiences excruciating cramps every month. Even if there are mood swings and there is frequently little physical activity, this is the time when exercise is most beneficial.
According to an article in Healthline, Dr. Christopher Hollingsworth of NYC Surgical Specialist explained that progesterone and estrogen levels are at their lowest for the duration of the menstrual cycle during the period phase, which can make people feel exhausted and lethargic. Instead of avoiding them, he advised people to attempt new routines during their periods because skipping physical activity won't make them feel better.
Dr. Lindsey Mathews, the founder, and CEO of Birthfit claimed that exercising during this time helps lessen cramps, migraines, or back pain related to periods.
The following are some of the finest activities to undertake when on your period:
Yoga: This will relax your muscles and provide you with solid support. Yoga can also aid in easing uncomfortable menstrual symptoms including cramps, pain in the abdomen, fatigue, etc.
Exercises that are aerobic and cardio-based can assist to minimise PMS symptoms. But be careful to maintain a low level of intensity. You could feel better and have fewer mood swings by engaging in some light cardio.
Running and jogging should be avoided while on menstruation. For a few days, consider leisurely walking as an alternative. It will aid in the opening and relaxation of our body's muscles.
It is advised to start exercising on the second day of your period because, for some people, the first day of their period is the most uncomfortable.
Exercises to stay away from:
Yoga asanas are done inverted
Disclaimer: The material above was obtained from several sources and media reports. The veracity of the facts on the website cannot be guaranteed.