The benefits of exercise during your period

I know! It may not be top of your agenda when you have your period, but exercise really will help!

Don't worry, you don't have to head out and run a marathon! Just some gentle movement or a simple stretching routine will help alleviate any period problems you may have. Here's why...

Helps improve your mood - feel good hormones

Exercise gives you a natural endorphin high, it can elevate your mood and actually make you feel better during your period, thus helping with any PMS you may suffer. Endorphins are also a natural painkiller, when they're released during exercise, you may feel relief from any period pains or cramps. Win win!

Movement boosts your metabolism and increases your circulation
Gentle movement during your period will benefit not just your mind but your body too. By moving your body you aid your circulation and get things moving. Plus, if you're exercising then you're more likely to be hydrating yourself too, flushing out any toxins and potentially lessening the chance of those period headaches plus reducing that horrible bloating too!

What exercise is good during my period?

Well, we'd say keep it light. Maybe take a 30min walk, head out for a gentle run or cycle or even just dance around the kitchen. Anything to get your body moving and stretching - but remember take it easy and be kind to your own body!

Remember to choose the right period protection for your time of the month - if you're off out for a run then our Organic Day pads will keep you protected or maybe slip on our High Waisted Period undies for maximum protection.

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