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Dont Use Your Monthly "Special Visit" As An Excuse To Not Exercise!

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Using menstrual cycle/cramps as an excuse to not exercise is silly and ancient! Studies show that light exercise could be highly beneficial because they help to relieve the muscular stiffness and spasm that is experienced during this period and second it helps secrete endorphins that help reduce pain.

- Submitted by EXQUISITES 7/6/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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MINKABONET 6/17/2011 4:50:00 PM

    It really depends on the woman and just how severe her cramps are. Even mild exercise exacerbates some womens' pain to the point of it being unbearable, especially if it's due to fibroids. With fibroids, it can lead to dangerous, excessive bleeding as well.

First and foremost, listen to your body, not others' opinions of what you as a woman should be doing with it. If exercising makes your cramps worse, don't do it. If it helps or at least doesn't cause pain, great.
MISTONTHEMOOR 7/10/2010 11:39:00 AM

    Agreed. I've actually found that my workouts have made this time of the month much more bearable. Lighter flow and fewer cramps overall.
EXQUISITES 9/7/2010 4:30:00 PM

    I totally agree! Which is why whether it's 'that' time or not - my butt is always going to the gym weekly! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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