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Exercising On Your Period

Exercising On Your Period

June 16, 2023

If you’re someone who likes to stay active, exercising on your period can be a challenge. The discomfort and pain ALONE can make exercise feel like a daunting task.

However, exercising on your period can be beneficial for relieving menstrual cramps, reducing bloating, and improving mood. The good news is, with the right period products and a little preparation, you can stay active and comfortable during your cycle!

Can You Exercise on Your Period?

Our answer: Absolutely! 

While your hormones may cause you to feel fatigued and less energetic, avoiding exercise and physical activity isn’t going to necessarily make you feel better during your cycle. 

Here are some tips for exercising on your period:

1. Choose the Right Periods Products for YOU

The first step to staying comfortable when exercising on your period is to choose the right period products. 

If you prefer pads, make sure to use ones designed for active lifestyles, such as those with wings and extra absorbency
If you prefer tampons, choose ones with a regular or higher absorbency level to reduce the need for frequent changes.

Aunt Flow Pads and Tampons

2. Dress Comfortably

Wearing the right clothing can also make a big difference in how comfortable you feel when you’re exercising on your period. Opt for loose, comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of motion. 

3. Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water before, during, and after exercise is crucial, especially on your period. Staying hydrated can help reduce cramps and keep you feeling more comfortable during physical activity.

4. Take Breaks When Needed

It’s important to listen to your body and take breaks when needed. If you start feeling uncomfortable or experiencing cramps, take a break and rest for a few minutes. Walking or stretching can also help alleviate any discomfort. 

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claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! Since 2021, we've donated over 6 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®