5 Ways That Exercise Can Help To Improve Your Endometriosis
Exercise can improve mobility and reduce cramping in the pelvic floor + abdomen, which can improve relaxation + help to eliminate pain.
Many women who have endometriosis also battle chronic fatigue or brain fog. Exercise can improve fatigue + brain fog.
Anxiety + depression are both symptoms of endometriosis. Exercising releases endorphins, which helps to boost mood levels.
Exercise can reduce pain through the release of good chemicals that reduce our awareness of pain messages. A recent study showed that women who completed multiple workouts per week had reduced pain + improved quality of life compared to those who didn't.
Exercise is a proven benefit for digestion and bowel health. Many women with endometriosis struggle with constipation, bowel pain, and bloating.
For me personally:
I have always been someone who would work out here or there, but I was never consistent. In March of 2020, I decided that I was sick of feeling awful all the time. I started working out regularly & consistently. My workouts include: running, walks, bike rides, weight lifting, cardio/conditioning + boxing. It is vital to find a type of exercise that you enjoy; otherwise, it is hard to stick with it. Since deciding to be more consistent, my muscle mass has increased tremendously. My overall health is way better; I haven't even had a cold in well over a year. I have also lost around 20 lbs, which is a plus, too. Most importantly, I feel better than ever.