Some Basic Myths
Myth 1 You will get tired easily.
Myth 2 Its better to skip certain yoga poses .
Myth 3 There is nothing you can do to control your athletic program.
Myth 4 Working out with a heavy flow could make you pass out.
Myth 5 Working out makes you more likely to leak.
Being a pro athlete I want to share , that hormonal fluctuation throughout your cycle can affect your fitness. Your energy level, strength, stamina and respond to exercise can be affected during periods. If you want to maximise the benefit of exercise, listen to your body and sync your workout to your cycle . You may just end up feeling better.
Your estrogen level are at their lowest during your periods.
So,low power strength training and power based activities is a smart move . Exercise is extremely beneficial to decrease the menstrual cramps because it increases the blood flow that will help ease out the pain.
Here are some tips to keep your body active and healthy during periods
• Light Walking or other Light Cardio
• Low volume Strength Training
• Yoga and Pilates
• Keep your body hydrated
• Do stretching
• Diet with leafy greens, vitamins and minerals