Can exercise ease PMS?

/Can exercise ease PMS?

Can exercise ease PMS?

My HormonologyWhile you already know regular exercise is key for maintaining good health, some research suggests it can also reduce the severity of premenstrual syndrome, such as anger, the blues and pain. In fact, in one newly-published study, researchers discovered that women who engage in regular physical activity are less likely to suffer PMS at all.

It may be because exercise raises your brain’s level of endorphins, which boost your mood and blunt pain sensations. Or workouts may cause other brain changes that make you less sensitive to hormone fluctuations.

Scientists say additional studies with larger groups of women are needed to confirm these findings. But till then, it still sounds like a great reason to go for a brisk walk, hop on a bike, dance or get moving another way!

By | 2018-04-05T17:59:33+00:00 January 12th, 2014|health, hormonology tip, moodiness, natural remedies, pms|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

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