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Added August 01, 2013

Exercise Cramps

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If you exercise all month, you will help your body keep from having cramps. Light exercise during your period will help to ease the heavy, bloated (puffy) feeling. Workouts that stretch your body are best.

 

Here are a few exercises that are great for relieving cramps:

  • Sit on the floor, legs as far apart as you can get them. Hold your toes if you can, or clasp your ankles lightly. Keep your back straight and breathe in, holding your diaphragm (the muscle under your ribs) up and in. Holding this position, take a few deep breaths. As you breathe out for the last time, bend forward towards the floor and exhale.
  • Sit with your knees open and bent at the sides, with the soles of your feet together in front of your crotch. Clasp your hands under your toes, or hold your ankles. Press the soles of your feet together and breathe in, deeply expanding your chest and lifting your diaphragm, as described above. Raise your head a little, and feel your stomach expand. Breathe in and out deeply into your stomach four or five times.
  • Lie on your back with one leg stretched out, and pull the other knee up to your chin. Clasp your knee with your arms to ease the strain and then hold the posture, relaxing for a few minutes.

 

If you get pain all of a sudden or notice a change in your periods, you should contact a doctor.

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hotpinkcow
hotpinkcow
Posted March 29, 2014
This helped so much. THANKS.
PeaceLoveCharm
PeaceLoveCharm
Posted March 29, 2014
So happy I found this... I've been getting cramps on my first menstrual day for years and now I have a solution... Thanks BeingGirl <3
bff5414
bff5414
Posted March 09, 2014
I get really bad cramps I am off school because of cramps these ideas really helped but what I use a lot is teen midol it helps with the cramps, flow , and PMS
puppies101
puppies101
Posted January 13, 2014
to jazzydance! every girl is different when it comes to their period. your cramps are probably a result of your body getting ready to have your period so even if you get cramps but don't have your period, it may just be your body's way of maturing into and woman! hope this helped!
madrose4803
madrose4803
Posted March 01, 2014
these help :D and yes hot water DOES definitely help with cramps I take hot baths everyday when im on my period hahaha
Tamananna
Tamananna
Posted March 01, 2014
This helps a lot. I am trying these now.
jazzydance
jazzydance
Posted December 22, 2013
Ok, for the past 3 days I have had terrible cramps! I've never had my first period. I exercise ALOT! So what gives? Using a heating pad helps so I'm sure its period related, but I don't have heavy discharge! Should I expect my first period soon? Help!
girlyglittergurl
girlyglittergurl
Posted December 31, 2013
To jazzydance only mother nature can predict when your first period will come. Also it is natural to have cramps before your first period. All you can do is be prepared for your period. :)
Bffs4life
Bffs4life
Posted December 23, 2013
puppies101: OMG girl, were twinning! I'm supposed to get my fourth one in like 10 days too!
SoftballGirl10
SoftballGirl10
Posted December 01, 2013
Here are some things that I find helpful to prevent/stop cramps: 1. Taking a hot bath 2. Using a heating pad 3. Taking one pain reliever pill each morning
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