While 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!