The physical and mental benefits of exercise don’t stop just because you have your mensuration cycle. In fact, sticking with a routine can actually help ease some of the common complaints that accompany menstruation.
Tap into your endorphins
Because exercise gives you a natural endorphin high, it can elevate your mood and actually make you feel better.
Experience more strength and power
One study found that the first two weeks of your menstrual cycle may allow you to experience greater gains in strength and power due to low levels of female hormones.
Enhance your mood
Exercise also tends to alleviate cramps, headache, or back pain associated with your period.
Combat painful periods
If you experience painful periods, also called dysmenorrhea, you know all too well how uncomfortable this time of the month can be
Just like certain activities may be more appropriate to participate in during your period, there are also some exercises you may want to avoid.