1. Menstrual Cramps
Many women get period cramps that leave them unable to do much more than double over in pain. A cramp is the chronic contraction of muscle due to exertion and build up of lactic acid. But lactic acid cannot exist in the presence of oxygen. Period cramps are caused when the uterus contracts against the spine. Generally we treat muscular cramps by stretching, rubbing and resting. Allowing our bodies to get more oxygen into your blood will also help. This is great because stretching, rubbing and resting a uterus isn’t practical. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking, which increases respiration and oxygen distribution to the body, will help make you feel better. Working out also serves as a free dose of Midol— if you workout to a level that produces endorphins you will get your body’s natural pain relief.
2. Lower back pain
It can be caused by several things like alignment issues, overused muscles, stenosis and a host of other things.If you have tingling or numbness you need to see a doctor, but general pain may be manageable. For something that is muscular, the quicker you identify this cause and address it the shorter the duration of the injury. Be aware of little twinges in your lower back in the sides. These can be hints of pain to come. Often what happens is the muscle has a minor trauma and cramps a little, and will feel similar to a jab in the back. The best thing to do is to stretch it out. Follow this link for a free lower back protocol.
We all experience it. Usually our response is to sit down or get some sleep, but if it is not fatigue from exercise you may find that a short period of exercise actually will serve to create more energy for you. Even fifteen minutes of cardiovascular exercise at a moderate level will do. Your body has nearly unlimited amounts of energy stored in fat and when you get your heart rate up to 60 percent of your max, it gets released into your blood stream. At that level you also increase respiration so that your body brings in more than it needs and invigorates your energy level. Follow this link to get your free 60% heart rate number type heart rate in the subject line.