According to research, women are more likely to injure themselves at specific times in their menstrual cycle. Risk of injury is linked to fluctuating hormone levels which affect the muscles and ligaments. Midway through the cycle, the levels of estrogen, which gives strength to muscles and ligaments drops dramatically. At the end of the cycle levels of another hormone, relaxin, rise. This is when we are more vulnerable to get injured. It is important that you continue to exercise during your period as it helps improve your mood, decrease the pain of cramps, improves your mood etc... some of the things to consider are:
- Don't try to push yourself too failure.
- Don't lift extremely heavy weights.
-Focus on what you are doing while exercising, engage your core and use proper form to avoid injuries.
- Move! Movement increases blood flow, it will help making you feel more energetic, less anxious and more awake. Whatever it is you do, remember your body's hormones get out of control, don't be too hard on yourself and please let me know when your cycle starts so we can work together to avoid injuries.
#womensfitclub #fitnessmovement #strongwomen #strongmoms #strong #goals #motivation #workhard #team #strong #fitmoms #women #beinformed #wegotthis #commit #succeed #youareamazing #teamwork #inspireothers #believe