Did you know that exercising during your period can actually relieve the most common menstrual complaints? Well, here are the best cramp-crushing exercises that can soothe your pain.
The intense cardio workout such as running can raise the endorphin level and help you beat the painful period that you may be feeling. Endorphin can also help you to reduce cramps and headaches. Cardio workout is good for increasing blood flow throughout your body and moving it away from where you’re feeling discomfort or pain. If you feel that you aren’t ready for running, then just walk.
Even dancing isn’t an exercise, but it will rev your heart rate and help you burn some calories. You can take Zumba class or you can dance at home.Dancing increases flexibility of your joints and can fight off that period stiffness.
During your the estrogen levels are very low. That’s why it is important to start with the strength training. Just remember not to lift too heavy weights, because it can put pressure on your core and may worsen cramps.
Stretching helps lengthen muscles and reduce pain and cramping. Bring your knees into your chest (standing or lying) to ease menstrual back pain. Take deep belly breaths and hold for 20 to 30 seconds.
Swimming in the pool can help you ease cramps and get you moving. Swimming increases circulation and blood flow to the body, reducing pain during your period. Remember, if you have severe cramps, then you should skip swimming. You can try the deep breathing exercises at home. Deep breathing relaxes your whole body, including the muscles in the uterus, which contract with the menses to expel blood.
Many yoga poses stretch out the lower back and the muscles around your pelvis that cramp up during your flow. Practice yoga regularly for about 35 to 40 minutes a day, six times per week to decrease anxiety, anger, and depression. Yoga can increase your overall well-being during your menstrual cycle.