4 Exercises for the 4 Phases of Your Cycle

Women generally have menstrual cycles that last between 21 and 35 days, which generate hormonal changes that influence our physical and emotional performance. These days, exercise during periods isn’t as taboo as it used to be. We have a great menstrual cycle workout guide is set according to each phase of the cycle. You can rest assured knowing that Kotex® tampons will protect you comfortably.

 

How to exercise effectively at every stage of your cycle

Menstrual Phase:

This phase usually lasts between 1 and 6 days. You may feel a little uncomfortable from the bleeding, and with less energy than usual, you will probably want to stay at home and not do much . Menstrual cramps can appear and cause some discomfort, so what exercises should be done during periods? You can go for a walk or practice yoga as a relaxation. You can always carry your Kotex® tampons with you to help you feel more comfortable in your day-to-day activities, including any exercises you do.

 

Follicular Phase (Week 1 & 2)

These are the first days of the cycle after menstruation, and it is when you are most fertile. Your energy will increase, and you will be more positive than ever – this is the best time to exercise during your menstrual cycle. You may also want to do strength training that allows you to gain muscle and burn calories.

 

Ovulatory Phase (Week 3)

This phase is in the middle of your menstrual cycle, which will have you feeling much more attractive. While you exercise during your menstrual cycle, be careful of overexerting yourself during this phase because of the rise in oestrogen and relaxing that heightens the risk of injury. Rather lower the intensity of your exercises and engage in something as light and gentle as dancing.

 

Luteal Phase (Week 4)

You may feel a little more sensitive or annoyed during this phase, so it is best to engage in calmer exercises such as yoga or pilates. These will help you replenish energy, release tension in your body and help relieve any menstrual cramps.

When you are in the menstruation phase of your cycle, remember to take your Kotex® tampons with you when you exercise. They will help you feel more comfortable and protected during your training. Maintaining a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and reducing your junk food intake on those days is just as important. When PMS cravings hit, listen to your body and you will get to know it better little by little.

 

The advice provided in this material is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice. If you need medical advice, please consult your health care professional.

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