|Exercise Tips to Relieve PMS Symptoms|
|By Sunny S.|
The valuable benefits of exercise are widely recognized by people of every age and socioeconomic group. In most parts of the world people try to engage in some form of exercise at least twice a week to keep their health at optimal levels. Even though there is no one single form of exercise designed specifically to combat premenstrual symptoms, there are many elements that can be taken from different disciplines that will help elevate your mood and reduce or even eliminate some of the most frustrating symptoms.
Let Frustrations Out
Go for Joy
Put on your favorite music and dance! You can dance in the privacy of your own home, or if you prefer a more social setting, invite your friends and meet at your favorite club. If you feel uncomfortable with your dancing skills, or if you can’t get motivated enough to dance by yourself, try going to your local health center and see what classes they offer. Dancercise programs are available almost everywhere, and an increasing number of gyms are now offering Zumba classes as well. Whatever your kind of fun activity might be, just go for it and enjoy it as much as possible. It will fill you with endorphins, relax you and make it easier to get through PMS, while at the same time it will help you tone your whole body.
The meditative character of Yoga is enough to put anyone in a relaxed state where all the problems seem to fade away. However, this isn’t the only reason why Yoga can help calm us down so much. Yoga poses are specifically created to both stimulate and calm the nervous system. Try any of the inverted poses (where the head is lower than the feet) and feel the soothing power of Yoga almost immediately. These poses include the headstand, shoulder stand and handstand. Inversions improve circulation, promote sleep and relaxation, while at the same time strengthening your abs and improving balance. You can also try one of the restorative positions, like putting your legs up on a wall while laying on the floor, or laying flat on your back in the corpse pose, enjoying nice long deep breaths.
Rebounding from PMS
If bloating is one of your main problems during PMS, try bouncing on a rebounder for just ten minutes a day. Rebounding literally pumps the lymphatic system to help your body drain excessive fluids. Rebounding will give you all the benefits of aerobic exercise in less time and with less risk of injury.
Begin to track your exercise routine with our Mood & Period Tracker | Calendar, and watch how it helps to improve your energy, mood and PMS symptoms. Live vibrantly!