Periods tend to slow things down for women and staying fit during periods is a really tough job because all you want to do is lie on the bed and eat comfy food. But that doesn’t really help with staying fit all around right? It’s true that exercising during periods can actually help you ease down the stress and pain that periods give your body. When you exercise, your body sweats, relieving the bloating feeling which you can feel all the time. Exercising releases endorphins which are considered as happy hormones which take care of your mood swings. Studies have shown that higher levels of physical activity can help you lessen down the PMS symptoms.
We have listed some of the things that you can keep in mind while trying to stay fit during periods.
• Don’t over-workout: We can understand if you’re a fitness enthusiast and want to keep up with all the fitness regime you’re doing. But the thing is during periods, your body needs the rest and if you make it workout more than it actually should, it’s gonna turn out pretty bad. So keep your fitness or workouts light and keep the body in continuous movement.
• Drink lots of water: Staying hydrated is a must thing, if you’re bleeding or not. Making sure that your body gets the amount of water it needs on a daily basis is very essential. Water is needed to keep your digestive system healthy and functioning normally.
• Yoga: By trying some breathing and relaxation exercises you can reduce the stress and tension from not only your body but also from your mind. The yoga postures that are specially created to help you release stress are very helpful and effective. It also helps in increasing the flow of blood and oxygen around the body and calms down the nervous system. Yoga helps in understanding and focusing on the emotions and helps you deal with your feelings and emotions better.
• Avoid Caffeine: Caffeine is something everyone loves, eh? But during periods, it’ll be better if you avoid it as it makes you retain water and can give your body the bloating feeling that you don’t want, right? You can replace your caffeine with herbal tea, ginger tea or iced tea.
• Sleep well: During periods, you need to have a good night sleep because your body gets weak with all the bleeding. Getting enough sleep at night will help you wake up fresh and rejuvenated in the morning.
• Swimming: Swimming is also one of the activities that has proven to ease down the stress during periods and helps you stay fit. You can use a tampon while swimming as it is gentle and low impact exercise which soothes the back pain and cramps.
Feeling tired during periods is a very normal thing but if you’re an active person and cannot stay in bed all day long then hitting the gym or studio for that 10-minute sweating workout cannot harm the fitness routine, right? A good workout can actually boost your energy during the periods and hello face glow!!