Sport and menstruation: myths and realities

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What is said about menstruation and sports is a lot, but not everything is true. Here we tell you some myths and realities about it

Sport and menstruation: myths and realities
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Unlike men, women athletes have a biological clock that must be taken into account at the time of their workouts. Treating him and knowing his processes is very important because this will help to squeeze the maximum benefit in each of the moments of the menstrual cycle, even while crossing the dreaded menstruation.

Now, and first of all, understanding that all the bodies of the girls are different and therefore the answers do not necessarily fit like a ring for each case, we will respond, in this special section of the Latin American Post, some myths or questions that arise around training and the rule.

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Does the rule reduce athletic performance?

In the first place it is necessary to clarify that yes, the sports performance of women has a low peak during the menstrual period, which is why one should be more aware of the symptoms of the body.

But why the low peak? An article by vitónica.com explains that during the menstrual process there is a disinflammation of the lining of the uterus and this causes the ovum to be expelled through small hemorrhages. For this reason, when loss of blood levels (hemoglobin) occurs, oxygen will also be lost in the muscles, which leads to considerable physical detriment; so, l or more advisable for these days would be, not generate training sessions with a long duration so that the wear is not so high.


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Is it dangerous to train during these days?

At this point we must remember that all women are different and for that reason assume menstruation differently, however, in most of them the days of rules are tolerable, and the sport should not be dangerous at all. Of course, according to vitónica.com, the most important thing is to listen to the body at all times and stop when you really are not enjoying the moment.

Does training lead to less pain during the period?

Yes, oddly enough and as indicated by an article Feda.net, when physical activity is developed, even with the period, the female body ends up generating endorphins. "These hormones, known as happiness, help to improve the feeling of well-being and reduce pain. In addition, women who train usually display a higher tolerance to pain, so that during the premenstrual and menstrual period the perception of this is less.

Does it help to combat lousy mood?

While it is true that it does not happen in all cases, some women are affected by changes in mood, stress and anxiety days before and during the period. What happens? The hormones have a significant impact and end up destabilizing the natural behavior of women. For that reason, she exposes "Feda", that through the practice of physical exercise that stress is diminished and tension is released and therefore all those adverse mood changes tend to disappear or at least to diminish.

Final recommendation

Finally, as an additional recommendation we only need to point out that just as rest and feeding are vital during all sporting processes, more than ever they happen to be during the period.

It exposes the website bekiafit.com, that during the previous days and in days of menstruation, surely you will have more desire to eat sweets and it is not wrong that it is done, as long as it is not in excess. Of course, "it is good to try to eat more protein and more iron-containing foods to compensate for the loss of blood you will have during these days. In addition, you must for this cycle take care of your body as it deserves, give it the rest it deserves and thus perform in the way you want. "


LatinAmerican Post | Freddy González

Translated from "Deporte y menstruación: mitos y realidades"

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