Is it OK to do cardiorespiratory endurance exercise while menstruating?
AYes. There is no evidence that exercise during menstruation is unhealthy or that it has negative effects on performance. If you have headaches,
backaches, and abdominal pain during menstruation, you may not feel like exercising. For some women, exercise helps relieve these symptoms. Listen to your body and exercise at whatever intensity is comfortable for you.
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The thing with being wet and cold is that it can get to you, even after you get dry. It can be very easy to say things like, “Of course this happened to me!” You can use it as an excuse to get a full-time job as a grump. (I know a few of those, although it is not officially on their business cards.) Or you can take it for what it was. Mindfulness can help.
Meditation is about noticing both pleasant and unpleasant experiences. Heavy rain: perhaps not so pleasant. Rather than letting this be a predication for how the rest of your life is going to go, let it be just that not pleasant. As you allow, you might even notice that there are some amazing things about being in the rain.
Or not. But once you get inside, appreciate the warmth. Bathe yourself in sensation. Experience the pleasantness in the process of getting dry. Notice the thoughts in your head that deviate from the present or revert back to when you were wet and unhappy. It is normal to ping-pong from past experience to present, but when we are not careful, the past can lead our thoughts a lot more than they should.
Pleasant. Unpleasant. Warm Cold. Everything changes. Let yourself take that rain as a lesson of impermanence. Then try to get back to putting that umbrella in your purse (she says to herself).
If you have been dealing with pain for longer than twenty-four hours, chances are that your patience is wearing thin. We may have patience for other people in our lives, but patience with ourselves and our bodies can be a lot more complicated.