Numerous studies suggest that women can relieve the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome with regular cardiovascular exercise (3 to 4 days a week). Here are some findings and theories behind the exercise-PMS connection that might help:

  • Exercise can decrease fluid-retention.
  • Exercise helps with weight loss, which in turn may reduce symptoms. (Excess body fat is associated with PMS.)
  • Exercising releases endorphins in the body which may help prevent PMS-related depression and anxiety.
  • Exercise is a de-stressor which may also help alleviate the symptoms of PMS.