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Body Fitness 4 reasons to exercise,myths concerning working out during your period

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Working out during your period


Find out what is true or not concerning working out during your monthly period and why you should really exercise.

A lot of women use their period as a monthly excuse to avoid working out while others just believe all the confusing myths about exercising on your flow.

Learn why you should exercise during your period, the myths and truth about what you can really do while you are on your period.

  1. Exercise helps with your mood swings: You may have been told you should kick your feet up and take it easy during your period, but even light exercise actually helps with PMS. Your body releases endorphins when you exercise, which send happy feelings throughout your body. So get up and do some light cardio and you'll feel better.

  2. Stick to your comfort zone: Make sure to listen to your body and only work out to a level that's comfortable. It's smart to stick with your regular workout schedule and eat healthy.

  3. Exercise helps circulation, which calms cramps.

  4. Water is actually your friend: Some think the pool is off-limits during your period, but that's just not true. Make sure to use the right type of protection and you might think you have the heaviest period of all time, but you only lose around four tablespoons of blood during your menstrual cycle.

  5. You have more energy than you think: The week of your period and the week after, your body releases more hormones, giving you an energy boost. You might not feel it, as you're all bloated, but your body is more than OK with that workout. Take it easy and only push yourself if you're feeling up to it.

Next time, you are your monthly flow, think of the benefits and forget the myths and excuses.

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