Need motivation to exercise? It nixes PMS!

/Need motivation to exercise? It nixes PMS!

Need motivation to exercise? It nixes PMS!

My HormonologyWhether you find it difficult to push yourself to exercise or you’re a gym rat who loves to work up a good sweat, here’s one more good reason to be regularly active: A new study reveals that doing so can reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as irritability, the blues and sensitivity to pain.

In the study, a group of sedentary women suffering from PMS who did 60 minutes of aerobic exercise three times per week (such as brisk walking, biking or swimming) saw significant improvements in their symptoms after just eight weeks.

It may be that exercise helps reduce hormone imbalances that can trigger premenstrual symptoms and/or working out triggers a higher production of brain chemicals that boost mood and mask pain.

  

By | 2018-01-26T19:29:31+00:00 August 29th, 2013|health, hormonology tip, moodiness, natural remedies, pms, Week 4|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.

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