Exercise During Your Menstrual Cycle: When to Do What?!

As women, our bodies are constantly in motion, adapting and changing with our menstrual cycle. Our energy levels rise and fall, and so do our motivation to work out! Of course, you may not have the energy to run a marathon while on your period – but it doesn’t mean that you can’t or that you shouldn’t. It all depends on how your body feels. Let’s have a look at how you may want to schedule your exercise patterns depending on your cycle so you can adapt it to your energy levels and hormonal changes.


Phase 1: Menstrual Phase (Day 1-7)

First, we start with the menses. This is where your hormone levels are low, and you might feel more tired than usual. This is a time to honor your body's need for rest. But this doesn’t mean that you should be completely cutting out exercise! Instead, try light and restorative exercises like yoga, Pilates, or gentle walks– all kinds of calm exercise are good. Why not use Lhamo pads for these low-intensity activities? The increased breathability and freshness they bring can help you feel more energized.

Phase 2: Follicular Phase (Day 7-14)

Then, you enter the second phase, and this is where your energy levels start to rise! This is a great time to try out more tiring exercises like running, cycling, or HIIT workouts, depending on what you enjoy doing. With Lhamo pads, you won't have to worry about leaks or discomfort; their organic cotton pads are designed to move with you!


Phase 3: Ovulatory Phase (Day 14-21)

We are then at the third phase, which is ovulation – often most women’s favorite phase because of the high energy levels and general increased happiness. This is the time to indulge in full-body strength training or high-intensity cardio sessions again. Remember to listen to your body!


Phase 4: Luteal Phase (Day 21-28)

Finally, we return to the end of the cycle and start preparing for the next period. This is where you might experience PMS symptoms – bloating, mood swings, cramps, etc. Here, light cardio, stretching, or other kinds of stress-relieving activities like yoga might be best.


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