Chocolate, tears and tantrums…yes we’ve all been there! If you suffer from Pre-Menstrual Syndrome Pilates might just put an end to all of your problems! In this blog I’m going to share with you some of the ways that you can use Pilates to eliminate your symptoms and kiss goodbye to PMS for good!
We all know the symptoms (chances are the boys do too!). They include back pain, mood swings, headaches and breast tenderness. Fluctuating hormones cause the symptoms, and Pilates can significantly balance your hormones, reduce pain and tension, renew and revitalise your body and works better than any painkillers on the market!
One of the benefits of Pilates is that the spine is mobilised during the exercises and this can give relief to tight back muscles and the nerves that get affected by uterine contractions. Click on the workout below for the “Target Your Trouble Zone: Back Pain” workout from our online studio, it is a fantastic way to relieve back pain and eliminate muscle tension, soothing your muscles like never before!
Exercises that works the abdominals can also help with menstrual cramps. Exercising with deep breathing can produce endorphins that will not only help to ease the pain, but it will leave you with a sense of well-being. The “Power Up Your Powerhouse” abdominal workout is amazing for both strengthening your core and easing symptoms of PMS. Give it a go!
Stretching is one of the best ways to relax your muscles, calm your mind, increase your body awareness and balance your hormones. This is the perfect combination for reducing all of the symptoms of PMS, try the “Target Your Trouble Zone: Flexibility” workout below for a 30 minute deep stretch that will work wonders for you!
Pilates can do a lot for us at that time of the month! Remember that keeping to a healthy diet can do a lot of good too. Avoid white flour, refined sugar and all processed foods. Fill your meals with fresh vegetables, salads and fresh fruit to keep your immune system and your hormones at their peak. Pilates is a powerful medicine and by practising it regularly and consistently, you can say goodbye to PMS forever!