Best Exercises during PMS
That time of the month is probably the most dreaded among all of womankind, when staying under the covers and not talking to anyone, well most times, seems like how life should be! The severe cramping, the sudden dreadful mood swings, the horrendous bloating and all the other painstaking signs and symptoms of PMS, make it the worst week of every month, hands down! Exercising is a great tool to alleviate symptoms of PMS. Exercising during PMS can be very helpful in mood regulation, avoiding bloating and relieving cramps. Just a 30 minute exercising routine everyday can help do wonders in this regard and many others!
Here are some forms of exercising that can benefit you a lot in terms of seeking relief from the symptoms of PMS!
Several yoga poses have proven to be immensely beneficial in relieving PMS symptoms, both physical and psychological ones. Yoga can help the body and the mind simultaneously, helping seek refuge from stress, anxiety and depression, promoting feelings of calmness and tranquility, alleviating the psychological symptoms of PMS. The breathing and relaxation techniques employed by yoga as a form of exercising help increase blood and oxygen flow all throughout the body, which in turn has a settling effect on the nervous system. Furthermore, a relaxed mind and body also leads to alleviation of menstrual pains as well. Moreover, poses such as the downward facing dog, cobra, fish or the cat target the abdominal muscles and can help alleviate pain in the uterine muscles. What could be better? One activity, shooting down two nuisances!
During PMS, no one wants to leave their homes and most of all leave home to hit the gym! That almost sounds funny! However, there is no reason to quit on exercising just because you don’t feel like running to the gym. Do your exercising routine and your workout at home instead. Running on a treadmill at home operating at moderate intensity, walking around the house, stretching and such other aerobics exercising techniques can help a lot during PMS. These activities that are moderate in intensity are good with alleviating symptoms of PMS such as cramps and bloating. Furthermore, this physical activity can release endorphins or feel good hormones which can uplift the moods and help you snap out of the blues, while speeding blood circulation which may in effect help you seek relief from headaches and bodily cramps.
You may be wondering how can strength training as exercising lead to any PMS relief when your abdomen already feels like its tied into tight weight knots! Strength training moves such as the scissor abs move can help relief period cramps substantially by releasing the built up tension in the lower abdomen while lessening the tightness in the hamstrings and the hips too.