Updated: Aug 18
Our patches can help you feel like you don't have your period so you don't have to cancel on your workout plans. Period, period, period.
Exercising on your period (Even when you feel like you can't move)
I know! the last thing you want to hear when you're bleeding and cramping is to freaking exercise.
How dare we suggest you move! you are perfectly satisfied to lie in the fetal position, eat chocolate and feel sorry for yourself.
well that mindset of lying around in bed didn't work out for our founder when she was playing soccer in high school.
After barely surviving the entire school day with intense cramps she was convinced she couldn't handle the final game. Since the team was already short on players, she was doomed to be the girl whose uterus ruined everyone’s game.
Either way she explained her coach the situation and he proceeded to drone on with his english accent about how running and playing would make her feel better. she don’t remember his exact words, but it was something like, “Blah blah blah, I am smart and know what’s best for your body.”
Ah, if only “mansplaining” had been coined back those days.
But the most annoying part of his advice? it was that... he was right! she agreed to play, if only to shut him up but after a while of running and playing, a miracle happened: she felt better.
Her pain melted away and her mood improved as she was focused on the game. She learned a valuable lesson about the power of exercising on your period.
So.... How about if we tell you how exercise can help you? In a word it is because of endorphins. Endorphins are brain chemicals with pain-relieving, and pleasure-inducing properties.
Exercise releases endorphins, which increases the feel-good chemical dopamine and relieves pain. There is one type, called beta-endorphins that are more effectively at relieving pain than morphine. We like to think of endorphins as our brain’s private pharmacy and our best friends!
Exercise also decreases inflammation, improves blood flow, and increases your energy over time. This is great news when you’re dealing with period-related pain and fatigue.
Here's how to succed with exercising while mestruating:
Do exercise(s) you already like
Focus on the benefits
Pick the right period product
Listen to your body