Physical Activity & Your Menstrual Cycle

Does My Energy Level Change During My Period?

Energy levels can fluctuate up and down during your menstrual cycle. Changing hormone levels throughout your cycle may be the cause.

Exercising when you feel ready and able is the healthiest thing you can do during your period!

What If I Work Out And I Don’t Get My Period?

Exercising too much can cause missed and irregular menstrual periods or make periods stop entirely in high level athletes.

A regular period is a sign of good health.

Missed periods could also indicate pregnancy or a loss of bone density.

Can Exercising Help Me With My Period Cramps?

Short answer is YES!

Researchers have found that some women have fewer painful cramps during menstruation if they stretch, relax, and exercise regularly.

CLICK HERE to understand cramping and exercises you can do to help!

Hackney, A. C. (2021). Menstrual cycle hormonal changes and energy substrate metabolism in exercising women: A perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19), 10024.

Physical activity and your menstrual cycle. Office on Women’s Health. (2021).

Yoga exercises and Menstrual Cramps. Nationwide Children’s Hospital. (2014).,endorphins%20(en%20DORF%20ins).

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