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3 Ways Exercise Affects Your Period

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Your hormones don’t like not having enough body fat, but they don’t like too much either.

It causes your ovaries to produce extra testosterone. Extra testosterone can prevent ovulation as well. It can show up as long cycles or no period at all.

Overall, exercise is generally helpful for many health conditions. It can help with physical symptoms of PMS as well as improve your mood during your period. It's good for the body and good for the mind.

Live Vibrantly,

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Dr. Daemon Jones

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Dr. Daemon Jones is your diabetes reversal, hormones, metabolism and weight loss expert. Dr. Dae is a naturopathic doctor who treats patients all over the country using Skype and phone appointments. Visit her or schedule a free consultation at her website www.HealthyDaes.com

Reviewed June 13, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

1) 10 Everyday Things That Can Affect Your Period. Shape.com. June 10, 2016.
http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/10-everyday-things-can-affect-your-period

2) Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity. Mayoclinic.com. June 10, 2016.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389

3) Exercise and Your Menstrual Cycle: What Your Period Means for Your Workout Schedule. Shape.com. June 10, 2016.
http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/exercise-and-your-menstrual-cycle-what-your-period-means-your-workout

4) How Does Exercising Affect Your Period? Livestrong.com. June 10, 2016.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/479293-how-does-exercising-affect-your-period

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