9 Best Workouts to Do When You Have Your Period

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Lift the curse

by Linda Melone

Muscle aches, fatigue, an overall yucky feeling—nobody would blame you for skipping the gym with symptoms like those. Except when you’re on your period. The truth is, toughing it through a workout can actually relieve the most common menstrual complaints, not to mention that taking a week off from exercise each month can have a serious impact on your fitness goals, says Irv Rubenstein, PhD, an exercise physiologist in Nashville, Tenn. These expert-recommended exercises can help you sail through your cycle.

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