Does the thought of running during your period make you want to chuck your jogging shoes in the closet? If you’re concerned about how periods may affect your running routine, you’re in good company. For many reasons, people may feel like skipping exercise during their periods. Thankfully, you can still do activities such as running safely while menstruating. Exercising or performing many other kinds of physical activity, including running during your period, can actually help reduce discomfort and boost your mood.
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Sticking with a running routine can alleviate some of the symptoms that accompany menstruation. For example, running on your period may elevate your mood by releasing endorphins, as well as relieve cramps and back pain associated with periods.