Have You Considered Exercise as a Way to Reduce Pain for Endometriosis?

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I know you are going to think this won’t work. How can you even consider moving when you are so sore? How can you consider the idea when all you want to do is crawl up into a little ball and lay in bed. You want to scream with the pain and yet even that doesn’t seem to work—believe me I have tried that too!

So, why would you consider going for a walk? Well, walking creates movement in the body and allows your body to expel some of the toxins in your body. You will allow a natural flow to occur, which is done through the lymphatic system. It expels toxins through digestion and sweat.

You will also create movement of the blood stasis that is causing the pain. It is sitting there, not moving, which is creating more pain.

I believe it is the ability to also switch off from everything else while we enjoy walking in a park that really helps. It eases that feeling of, “Is this ever going to go away?” and makes us think about something else. I believe staying in bed with pain is just aggravating the situation as we are thinking about it more, and inadvertently cramping more. The more we stress, the more we cramp. Drinking calming tea can help to some degree but we tend to still sit clenched up while we are drinking it. We need to open the pelvic cavity to allow the natural flow to occur. Yoga is another method to achieve this, which is great to do after your walk. I just find walking easy and relaxing as one can breathe and refocus one’s attention on nature. With yoga we need a quiet space, which is not always available, especially when you are living with other people.

 

So, please give this a go and let me know what your experience is like. Did it help or make it worse?

Remember, follow it up with a warm drink. This will ensure all the good stuff in your drink goes straight to where it needs to go, due to the higher circulation in the body.

I always notice how much exercise helps when I don’t get a chance to do it! I actually miss it now and it is like I am missing some vital part of my day, like I forgot to brush my teeth or something!

So, get out there and take a little walk! It will make a difference, I promise!

Feel free to express your comments & thoughts below or share this article with your friends.

Big hugs,

 

  • Frances says:

    I do find that forcing myself to walk, do yoga, or bellydance of all things really helps with my pain. Getting more blood flow to the pelvic region and gently stretching the area helps to relax the muscles. It really is hard to get moving when I’m feeling so sore, tight, and cramping, but it is so worth it. Also by moving and increasing the heartrate will help to release “feel-good” endorphins. I prefer to dance as it involves expression and bonding with other females. My dance sisters have been so helpful and supportive.

  • ari says:

    Walking is the most reliable form of movement for me. Sometimes cardio (like Fitness Blender’s variety of videos on YouTube) or yoga can feel too involved or too much work. I got a FitBit 4 months ago and have walked more than 500 miles (800 km) with it, I find it very motivational and definitely think I walk more because of it. Just wanted to share!

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