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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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  • YOADDICTION101
    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
  • NEWCASTLE7B
    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
  • IVYLIBRA
    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
  • PERFECTVELVET
    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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