On our agenda is one of the most curious topics about menstruation.
"Are there any drawbacks to exercising during menstruation?"
''Does my period stop when I do sports?''
The questions go on and on, but let's say it without further ado. You can easily do sports during your period.
Magnificent effects of sports
Some of us may say, "We can't get out of bed, what kind of exercise, Kiklou?!", but... What if we said that sports have a relieving effect on menstrual pain?
Research shows that; The endorphin hormone we secrete while doing sports significantly relieves cramps, waist and headaches.
Exercises performed without straining the body using light weights reduce uterine contractions. For this reason, we can actually invest in those days by adding exercise to our lives, not only on menstrual days, but also between 2 periods.
Those who have exercise in their daily routine can be comfortable now, and those who are just starting out can now save themselves from confining themselves to bed :)
Of course, without forgetting to communicate with ourselves, listen to our body, and take care of our needs...
Now let's talk about these a little.
Know your body before adding exercise to your cycle.
First of all, we need to know our menstrual cycle while doing sports. The menstrual cycle consists of 4 phases: menstrual phase, follicular phase, ovulation and luteal phase.
The first phase, the follicular phase, continues from the day menstrual bleeding begins until ovulation (on average, the 14th day of menstruation). The luteal phase covers the period from ovulation until the start of menstrual bleeding.
The way to benefit from regular exercises is to plan sports activities according to the menstrual cycle.
According to experts; In the second week of the menstrual cycle, the intense exercises you are used to can be done. It is beneficial to rest, especially in the first 3 days of menstrual bleeding.
Which exercise should be done in which phase?
- During ovulation, testosterone rises in the body and it is the best time for high-intensity training and cardio exercise due to the energy level.
- Late follicular and mid-luteal phase estrogen is higher. This period, when your mood rises, is a time when you can be more motivated for sports. The ability to activate muscles increases. Since estrogen protects against muscle damage, post-exercise pain is less experienced during this period.
- In the luteal phase, estrogen and progesterone rise together. Basal body temperature increases. Therefore, those who prefer long-term and light-paced sports such as running, cross-country, rowing may have to struggle a little harder in a hot environment. After the 3rd week, intense training should be replaced by restorative exercises such as yoga and pilates. The best times are for medium-paced long walks and low-intensity exercises instead of strength training and strenuous exercises.
To make the days when menstrual bleeding starts more painless, light yoga poses and poses that will activate the body, such as the menstrual-inducing frog sitting pose, are ideal. We think it goes without saying that those who do yoga regularly should avoid inverted postures :)
In our opinion, light-paced walks are always beneficial for everyone.
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