Girl thing--- do you usually go for an exercise during your menstruation?

Philippines
February 26, 2007 6:27pm CST
Since my first menstruation, I haven't tried going for an exercise like jogging or a long walk. Some old folk in our province before once advised me not to do so coz it would cause like pain and menstrual cramps...do you think it's true? I mean, what about those athletes, do they suffer too much pain during their periods because they're always getting some exercise like jogging, running and all those stuffs? What are your thoughts on this?
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I work out every day. ESPECIALLY during my period. Cardiovascular exercise increases endorphins in your body, which REDUCES the pain from cramping. So I think you SHOULD exercise during your period. Regular exercise is good for you.
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• Philippines
27 Feb 07
thanks for the advice, cassidy... i'll try going for an exercise during my next period.. :)
@harxian (671)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
no i think its not in our side my mom says that it would be better to have an exercise before your menstruation period it would really helped so that you wont suffer from dysmennoreah and any cramps.like in my side my menstruation is not regular in a way it does not go on the same date it sometimes delay on 1 week or comes early so i cant really can figure out when is my period and i cant exercise early i really suffer from dysmennoreah every time i had my period but it stopped when i start taking some herbal medicine and it really helps me a lot it does not cramps anymore as painful as it was before.
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• Philippines
27 Feb 07
thanks for the reply...i do appreciate your thoughts... :)
@LeeLow (116)
• Ireland
27 Feb 07
The first day of my menstrual cycle i can only get up to get sick (sorry for detail!) but i find on the second day the best thing i can do is go for a walk as its a relief from cramps. I don't believe that is true but everyone suffers in different ways so maybe it is!
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• Philippines
27 Feb 07
cool! thanks for sharing your experience... :)
@zaynaaa (52)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
=/ Its actually better to keep your body active and healthy during menstruation. You might feel uncomfortable, but i think its really good to excerise.
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• Philippines
27 Feb 07
thanks for your thoughts.. :)
@LiminaL (164)
• Italy
27 Feb 07
I've never suffered form any particular pain during menstruation- so I've been always exercising the same without consequences. Now I feel pretty bad when I'm bleeding, and not really the impulse to be active as I usually am- bu every time that I force this attitude a littel bit, and go for a walk of something, I always feel much better in the end. I'm sure you can realize it yourself if it works bad on you or not.
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
yup. I do jog, no matter the circumstance. I think there's nothing wrong to that. Until now, I don't feel any cramps
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@mccullar (124)
• United States
27 Feb 07
no i dont. but i should it would help with the pain! not sure really. not sure if they suffer but eveyone has a differant pain tolorance! so i guess it all jst depends on the person!
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Since I started doing yoga, they say you shouldn't do some poses during menstruation, so I started researching why, and a lot of yoga instructors say that during menstruation you should rest because the body needs to recuperate. Always looking for a good reason to relax, I listen. :D
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@Stiletto (4597)
27 Feb 07
Even thought it may be the last thing you feel like doing exercise actually relieves menstrual cramps. I believe that the more physically fit you are the less likely you are to suffer from them anyway but I certainly don't know that from personal experience - I prefer to view it as a good excuse to eat lots of chocolate and feel sorry for myself.
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@Alicet (82)
27 Feb 07
I was always told that exerise helps ease the cramps. Although some times i do just prefer a nice hot water bottle.
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@Y3110w (113)
• United States
27 Feb 07
If you're menstruating exercise like jogging will actually stop the flow temporarily. I don't exercise during those times because it is just really uncomfortable, but I do go out for walks it feels nice. You should always try to stay active, menstruating is not a good excuse to being lazy =D.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
27 Feb 07
If you are accustomed to exercising, it should not bother you. Sometimes you may not want to if you are having cramps or heavy flow. But many times a little excercise helps you feel better.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
27 Feb 07
Oh no I would not do this during your menstruation time either, oh there are a lot of old wives tales out their I don't think that it would do this and as long as you are not in pain then it would be ok. If does differ from person to person everyone is different.
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I regularly exercise for one to two hours daily. I dont exercise during my menstruation. I dont suffer from any cramps and i do all the activities i normally do everyday but the exercise. I tried it a couple of times but i get more tired. So i stopped it.
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@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
27 Feb 07
i am ok during menstruation and joging. it stop my stomact pain , actualy.
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@sunita64 (6474)
• India
27 Feb 07
I do exercise in moderation during menstruation, such as taking long walk and some pranayam involving deep breathing but not kapalbhati, which should be avoided.
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@liranlgo (5743)
• Israel
11 Apr 07
I don't think that it include everybody. i know that athletes do go and do their usual day training when they are having their monthly menstruation. i know, that with me it all depends on the pain that i am experiancing. if there is no pain i would surely go and do my exercise. if there is pain, i will stay and rest at home. i never heard of what you said here, that the exercise cause pain. i think it depends on the person.
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Yes, I agree with you that it depends upon the persons capability to do it. For my part, I may prefer to stay home, but the responsibilities I have to face daily, make me go out, work and move.
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I think it really helps if we would go for an exercise whenever we have our monthly period. It could ease up the tension. It makes menstruation comfortable for me whenever I exercise during monthly periods. I had noticed the difference between exercising during monthly periods and not exercising.
@amjada (379)
11 Jun 07
Too many people suffer pain,pain in anything, thay should do more exercise, its good for all.
• United States
14 May 07
i don't do anything the first day of mine. i bleed twice as heavy if i do.i usually just try to relax.maybe about the 3rd or 4th day i would exercise-it's tapering off by then.