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Taja Watkins-Scott, BS
Physical Health & Wellness Associate
I've noticed in myself that since taking my fitness more seriously over the last few years that some of my pre-menstrual symptoms such as bloating and stomach cramps have greatly reduced, so I decided to look into the benefits of exercise on your menstrual cycle:
The best exercises to undertake during your flow should be the types of exercise you generally enjoy doing as this will make it easier to get yourself to perform in the first place and can include walking, light cardio or aerobic exercise, strength training, gentle stretching and balancing.
It is key not to push yourself too hard during this time as your body is shedding blood and vital energy is being used in the region of your womb during this time. You should avoid prolonged or overly strenuous exercise to prevent exercise induced inflammation.
P.S. Don’t forget about your general and feminine hygiene after exercising, especially as during this time we tend to get hotter quicker and can sweat more than usual due to the ups and downs of our hormones.
3/18/2022 06:54:24 am
This is so useful! 👍
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