8 Best Exercises To Do During Periods

While exercising during menstruation may seem daunting, it might help relieve pains, bloating, and mood fluctuations. Physical exercise during your period releases endorphins, which relieve pain and boost happiness. You must choose mild, low-stress exercises.


1. Walking

A easy but effective way to work out during your period is to go for a walk. It makes your blood move faster, which can help with cramps and bloating. A fast walk for about 30 minutes will give you the most benefits.

2. Yoga

Yoga is known for relaxing and relieving menstruation pain. Gentle yoga positions, especially those targeting the abdomen and lower back, can relieve cramps and increase circulation. Children's Pose, Cat-Cow Stretch, and Pigeon Pose are helpful during menstruation.

3. Pilates

Pilates is all about building strength in the core, which can help with lower back pain that many women feel during their periods. Pilates movements are low-impact, and you can change them to fit your period energy level.

4. Swimming

Swimming is a beneficial full-body activity that is easy on the joints during menstruation. Natural resistance from water tones muscles and improves circulation. The buoyancy of water might also reduce period heaviness and bloating.

5. Cycling

Cycling can increase mood and energy during menstruation due to its low impact. Bike riding, whether indoors or outdoors, gets your heart beating without straining your body.

6. Light Cardio

Running, dancing, or using an elliptical machine can boost blood flow and release endorphins, which can lessen period pain and enhance mood. Listen to your body and avoid overexertion.

7. Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle martial art that emphasises deep breathing and leisurely motions. Stress, balance, and menstruation discomfort can be reduced. Tai Chi is great for period-friendly low-impact exercise.

8. Stretching

Stretching helps reduce muscle tension and improve flexibility, especially during menstruation. Stretch your abdomen, lower back, hips, and thighs to relieve cramps and relax.

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