Tighten and tone your lower body with these tried-and-true moves. Trim and Tone Your Lower Body. For most women, the lower body is where all those little indulgences—a heaping bowl of pasta here, an extra slice of cheesecake there—come home to rest. That’s because thousands of years ago, we needed fat storage to survive droughts and long winters. Women with more lower body fat had the evolutionary advantage, which was passed down through the generations. Now that we have food at every corner, we no longer need this reserve. But our bodies have not caught up with the times.
Don’t use your period as an excuse to skip your exercise, but do listen to your body if you need a break from it. One day off each month is not a bad thing. However, if you skip your exercise from the first hint of PMS to the last day of your period, then you will be sitting on your couch for about 2 weeks each month without exercise, and that’s really too long. Check out some exercises you can do during your period.