I am certain that no woman enjoys having menstrual pain, right?. It's awful and tiring, and worst of all, you feel like your uterus is about to fall out of your body. (Very sad).

Millions of women around the world experience painful menstruation all year round with no hope of finding relieve for their pains. But an easy way to relieve menstrual pain is by engaging in some gentle exercises, that are not stressful. Exercise releases endorphins, brain chemicals that promote well-being. Most women experience pain in the lower abdomen, and sometimes in the waist, upper thighs and groin. Menstrual pains are usually worst at the beginning of a period and becomes less uncomfortable as the days go on, so rather than curling up in bed, in pains, you should rather do some easy exercises to help ease the pain.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regular exercise can help alleviate post menstrual symptoms including those horrible cramps and reduce the severity of menstrual flow. 

 Here are 5 easy exercises that can help relieve menstrual pain.

1.  Light Squatting

 Squatting requires light levels of muscle activity, and it may help keep blood pumping through the blood vessels and heart, said study, by author David Raichlen, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California. Light squatting is a position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet. By doing this, it puts slight pressure on your abdomen, which helps to relieve menstrual pain.

2.  Slow jogging

Research carried out in Japan revealed that slow jogging has positive effects on metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure. It also increases HDL (good) cholesterol in those doing 180 minutes of slow jogging per week. Slow jogging may help to elevate your mood by releasing endorphins, which acts as natural painkiller; hence, relieve menstrual pain and waist pain associated with menstruation.
3.  Stretching 
Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. Stretching helps to lengthen your muscles, which reduces menstrual pains. Standing forward and bending slowly can help alleviate waist pain and menstrual pain. 
4.   Walking 
You carry your own body weight when you walk. Walking is an overall body exercise which strengthens the bones and helps to alleviate tiredness, and improve your mood during menstruation. Taking gentle walks around the house will help your blood flow freely, thus alleviating menstrual pain and frequent moodiness associated with menstruation.
5.   Breathing In and Out
Breathing in and out decreases stress and increases calmness. When you become stressed or anxious during your menstrual flow, your brain releases cortisol, the “stress hormone.” By taking deep breaths, your heart rate slows down, and more oxygen enters your blood stream and ultimately communicates with the brain to relax. Breathing in and out helps ease the lungs, thus relieves menstrual pain. Breathing in and out relieve the effects of oxygen deprivation to the tissues, one of the main causes of cramps; says Suzanne Trupin, M.D., Gynecologist.
I hope these exercises help ease your menstrual pain. Do make sure to go easy on yourself, and do every exercise gently with ease, so you don't elevate your pains.

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