Exercising on your period might seem like an impossible feat when cramps are setting in or when you feel like someone laid a ton of bricks on your lower back. We get it, periods can suck. But, sometimes aerobic activity or stretches can actually help ease those PMS symptoms!
If you do decide to do a workout while on your period, you should always prepared with protection against leaks. Jumping around and running at full speed… well, we all know what kind of awkward things can happen with tampons or pads that don’t stay in place. That’s why we trust NEW U by Kotex® FITNESS* products. This new line of tampons, pads and liners are made to stay in place, so you don’t have to. That’s protection we can count on! Grab a free sample for the next time you’re exercising on your period!
Do what feels right.
Everyone’s body is different and everyone’s period is different. We get it. Some days the best thing you can do is sleep it off, and others you want to do something active to boost your energy and mood! The best part is? You have the ability to do what’s right for you! And if you decide to exercise, you’re not alone! More than 62% of athletes in one study said they felt their workouts were just as good while on their periods.
Exercise helps relieve menstrual symptoms
Exercise is recommended by doctors* and researchers as a great way to relieve period symptoms. There are a couple reasons for this: exercise helps with water retention, helps your brain by decreasing depression and anxiety symptoms (boosts endorphins!), and even helps you feel better physically.
*Please consult your medical professional before beginning or altering your exercise routine, as everyone is different!
You can even turn up the heat
Your body temperature actually drops a bit while you’re on your period, so you will stay cooler longer during hot and sweaty workouts! This is good news for hot yoga lovers and HIIT junkies. Your body is at a point during your period where hormones are lower, so it will take a little bit longer for your body to fatigue during exercise.
Exercising on your period is totally doable, and with the right protection, you’ll look forward to hitting the gym! Store your tampons in your FITPAK* from U by Kotex® FITNESS* to keep them easily accessible while you’re on the go, especially when you’re out there #crushingit like we know you can. Handle your period – and your workout – like a boss!
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