Girl Talk: Why That “Time of The Month,” is BEST for Working Out
listen to your body. Your body will tell you just how much physical activity you should be getting. Some of us will be able to do intense workouts while some of us will be better off with a more gentle practice. The benefits of working out are great, but if your body needs rest, there’s no shame in calling it.
It may come as a shock to some of us that menstruation time is actually a great time to work out. Our body obviously goes through hormonal shifts throughout the menstrual cycle, and at the point of menstruation, the female hormonal balance becomes more masculine.
Estrogen and progesterone are at their lowest levels during the week of menstruation and even during the week following. So, metabolically, our bodies experience physical activity the way a male body does on any normal day.
This means that our pain tolerance is higher and our bodies recover faster. The body isn’t focused on preparing for pregnancy, so it can focus on other functions. We’re then likely to feel more powerful because other systems can operate optimally.
This is the perfect time to really challenge yourself and intensify your workout by adding reps, increasing weight, or placing more sprints into the cardio mix.
The female body is truly an amazing wonder to behold, but it does have its limits and we should be aware of them. While different schools of thought may debate on this, it is commonly known that