Yes, we understand that periods aren’t the most pleasant experience. In fact, sometimes they can be dreadful and take a huge toll on your mental and physical wellness. Cramps, bloating, stress, fatigue, mood swings, stress, cravings... not to mention the uncomfortable bleeding! We know how difficult it can be.
Let us tell you these 5 hacks that will definitely provide you with a pleasant period experience! Read on to discover more.
Relax and be positive
Relaxing and trying to have a positive attitude during this time of the month might sound too strange. But, shouldn’t you be happy and reassured knowing that the period is simply a sign that you are healthy! Having a period is an indication that you are ovulating, which means that you can try to be pregnant as well if you want. Your mood and attitude have a huge impact on your period and your perception of pain. So, rather than making it worse for yourself, you can lift your mood by relaxing and doing the things you enjoy, which makes you happy. You don’t have to feel self-conscious about your period. Don’t let it stop you from doing the things you want to do. Get out there and revel in your womanhood!
Make the right food choices
Yes, your diet has a huge impact on your menstrual cycle. Although you might want to indulge in junk foods, sweets, and whatnots, they may not be the best option for you. There are several alternatives that will satisfy your cravings while providing you with all the nutrients you need. Opting for fresh food rich in vitamins and minerals will also ease your menstrual pain. You can opt for fruits, nuts, seeds, and veggies to get a sufficient dose of magnesium that you need to ward off those annoying cramps. You can also try out vitamin B-rich foods to boost your mood and get the energy you need. Processed foods, refined salt, and sugar and excess meat products can lead to inflammation which may make things worse. It is wise to go for fish, flaxseed oils and walnuts.
Move your body
We know that those cramps and fatigue may make you want to snuggle in bed, put on your favourite movie and gorge on an endless amount of snacks. But do you know that cramps, fatigue, low mood and cravings can all be tackled with exercises?! Yes, yes, that’s a massive steal. When you work out and stretch your body, your muscles become loose and your blood circulation improves. This helps ease off those pesky cramps that can make you feel crappy for weeks. Working out also helps to release endorphins which will boost your mood and improve your perception of pain. On top of it all, exercising can also help you curb your cravings by changing the levels of hormones that increase hunger. If this is not the biggest steal, we don’t know what is!
It’s true, your water bottle is your best friend! Your water intake will enhance your bowel movement as well as many other aspects of your period. Healthy bowel movement plays a key role in warding off bloating and uncomfortable toxic load. Therefore, hydration and detoxification are important to have a healthy and happy period. Apart from water, you can also choose green tea, dandelion root tea, castor oil packs, and other healthy drinks to help you stay hydrated and remove the toxins from your body.
Use the right products
There is a vast range of sanitary products for you to choose from. It is very important to choose the right product according to your skin sensitivity, the amount of blood flow and your body shape. Yes, don’t go for all the tempting ads you see on TV! Also, remember to maintain proper hygiene and care during your period as this can go a long way in making you comfortable.
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