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How do exercises help relieve cramps due to menstruation?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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In brief: Two ways

Exercise can give you natural pain relief.
When we exercise, we make endorphins which act like "natural morphine." endorphins make us feel good. Also exercise helps us get rid of prostaglandins, the chemicals which causes uterus cramping. So getting up and getting moving 30-60 minutes every day is good for lots of reasons. Relieving period cramps is one of them. [more info in comments].

In brief: Two ways

Exercise can give you natural pain relief.
When we exercise, we make endorphins which act like "natural morphine." endorphins make us feel good. Also exercise helps us get rid of prostaglandins, the chemicals which causes uterus cramping. So getting up and getting moving 30-60 minutes every day is good for lots of reasons. Relieving period cramps is one of them. [more info in comments].
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Francine Yep
What kind of exercise? Aerobic exercise like brisk walking, swimming, biking, dancing, hula-hooping ... Make it fun. Also tai chi and yoga can help menstrual cramps and PMS. http://www.kotex.com/na/articles-info/exercising-during-your-period/50103
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine

In brief: Do if you can

Crmps have nothing to do with exercise, since are hormone related.

In brief: Do if you can

Crmps have nothing to do with exercise, since are hormone related.
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