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Menstruation and Exercise

Pain, fatigue, headaches, stomach upset… Many women don’t feel so great when they are menstruating, so exercising is the last thing they want to do. Should women not exercise during that time of month? Actually, we should because exercise can help relieve symptoms! Still, there are some nuances worth considering.

Sociological surveys have found that  moderate exercise can help discomfort associated with menstruation for almost 80% of women who live a healthy lifestyle.


Regular and moderate activity will help:

  • reduce menstrual pain and fatigue
  • improve mood
  • improve sleep

When menstruating, and anytime really, do the sports that you enjoy the most and make you feel the best, however yoga, cycling, cardio-training, and swimming are especially beneficial at this time.

Which feminine hygiene products should you choose for when you are both menstruating and exercising? Does intensive training reduce period blood flow? Find the answers to these and other questions here.

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