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For the ladies only.........Working out during Menstruation

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hello ladies,

I'm having a hard time keeping up with workouts that while I'm menstruating. I just don't seem to have the energy or motivation to get up and do it! I'm frustrated and need to know if there is anything that I can take to make me have at least enough energy to do a half hour workout. I've tried Midol and it doesn't work for me. Any other suggestions?

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    You know I workout during my last one finally. I got to say it really helped with my PMS and cramping. still had to take some midol, but on less days then I use to. And it stop sooner to. So all together got say working out helps.
    3195 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/20/2011 1:31:04 PM
    Yea I'm like ivy, working out during my period is literally the ONLY thing that makes me feel better, the moment I stop it is back to the heating pad! :(
    3430 days ago
    I know that when I'm having bad cramps (usually the first day or two) it helps to work out. Last month I didn't want to stop working out on the first day of my cycle because that was the only time I wasn't hurting! Just keep your goals in mind and know that you are doing this for a bigger reason!
    3430 days ago
    WebMD says, "Women who exercise regularly before and during menstruation often find that physical activity helps relieve cramps, boost their energy, and stabilize their moods." (The article is here: http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exerci
    se/period-fitness )

    This may be a case of the Nikes: Just do it. Once you get started, your brain will release the serotonin, making you feel better, and you'll have more energy. Have a protein shake, eat an apple (provides more energy than a cup of coffee!)... consume something to give you that little burst, then go and do it!
    3430 days ago
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