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At the gym

To work out or not to work out – that is the question
Getting some exercise is a good idea when you have your period, and it’s true that exercise can help ease tummy pains caused by periods. It’s also true that you might be in too much pain to leap around in a gym. Even different days in the same period can feel different.
The smartest thing to do is to decide what’s right for you. There’s no guarantee you’ll feel the same way every time you have a period. Or on every day of your period, either. When your period starts, a game of tennis might be the last thing you fancy, but by the end of your period, you might be desperate for some exercise. And if you don’t fancy showering with other people while you’re on, you can always sneak out a bit earlier than them. Or practise yoga stretches until the others have finished in the shower.
Some PE teachers will understand perfectly and won’t find it at all strange if you want to skip those lessons, whilst others might think differently. It is actually a very good idea to get your body moving when you have a period. But the important thing is how you feel.

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