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We get you! The first few days of your menstruation cycle are usually the most uncomfortable, especially if you bleed a lot during your blue days.
However, it is still important to focus on keeping yourself physically active with gentle movements and less-intensive physical exercises when on periods.
Here are the major dos and don’ts of exercising during periods that you can refer to ensure you stay active without any additional discomfort.
The Best Exercises to Do During Periods
During the first half of your menstruation cycle, it is better to stick with exercises that help your body stretch and relax at the same time while also building core strength to reduce the severity of cramps. Such physical activities include:
Walking (light walk or brisk walk)
During the second half of your menstruation cycle (when your flow is light), you can increase the intensity of your physical activities with the following exercises:
Dancing (i.e. Zumba dance)
Exercises to Avoid During Periods
You shouldn’t put additional stress on your body during menstruation with high-impact exercises since they may interfere with your periods in different ways.
That said, here’s what you should avoid in particular while on your periods:
Inversion poses with yoga
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So, the bottom line is this: Continue with exercise, but back off on the intensity, especially if you're feeling fatigued. Hope this helps!
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