Okay, So when
aunty flow comes to visit, it’s very likely that
on the first day you’re
low on energy, feeling bloated and just want to curl up in bed and stay there
all day. But did you know that when you work out during your period it helps
ease menstrual cramps, gets rid of the bloating and combats mood swings? It may
also be a solution to regulate irregular periods naturally. With all these said,
I think it’s totally worth it to get your
behind out of bed and get to working out.
Here are 4
benefits to working out with aunty flow:
Boost your mood and
and mood swings varies depending on the individual. It can range from anxiety
to depression. In other words your mood swing could go from 0-100 due to your
hormones. Studies have shown that people experiencing depression benefit from
exercise as it decreases
levels of depression and boosts the mood. So why not apply that to battle the pre-period blues??
Enhance blood circulation and ease menstrual cramps.
The endorphins released during
your workout session will reduce the perception of pain. Exercising is also
known to reduce stress levels and anxiety. Did you know that stress increases menstrual
cramps? So exercising will lower stress levels naturally which will then reduce
the intensity of the cramps. It will also get your circulation going which will
help reduce cramps.
Exercising beats fatigue and headaches
When you feel particularly low on
energy but can’t sleep either, the best thing to do
is to get moving. It’s when you really don’t feel like working out, that you really should. The first 10 minutes will be hard, but
once you get moving it will strengthen blood circulation and activate your
heart muscles. This will result in higher energy levels and help you beat that
Regulate irregular periods naturally
If you have irregular periods or your period is overdue, physical activity
can help your menstrual cycle get back on track. Be particularly active the
days before you expect your period to come and pair it with a healthy diet.
There are some fruits and herbs that act as emmenagogues and can help kick start a late or
irregular period. Try to eat some pineapples, papaya and parsley. Combine those
with regular exercise the days before your period.