Most women don’t know that working out actually HELPS with PMS symptoms and that if possible, is encouraged if you’re choosing between working out or not.
The first reason why working out on your period helps is that working out helps release a hormone called “endorphins” this is your “happy” or “ pain killer” hormone your body releases during working out. This will help relieve abdominal pains due to your menstrual cycle. As a bonus, endorphins also help regulate those mood fluctuations.
The second reason is that exercising helps circulate blood blow throughout the body, which helps you go through your period faster and easier.
The Third reason is not only are there benefits to working out on your period but not working out for a week each month would throw you off your fitness goals. So the best thing to do is learn to work with it and reap the added benefits of working out while on your period.