Periods is that time of the month when you suffer from menstrual pain, mood swings, cramps, hormonal changes, and fatigue. However, applying these following tips and adding them to your routine can help to make your periods easier and better:
Stretch those abdominal muscles with a gentle yoga workout. Take a walk or jog, swim or stretch and it will alleviate the discomfort of your period. The exercise makes you feel more relaxed, and it helps prevent the tightening of muscles that are a precursor to cramps.
Schedule in a little extra sleep around the period time. When you are tired, you experience increased sensitivity, however, you cope much better when well rested.
Avoid processed and fast foods, with their high-salt composition, and you'll help hold water retention and minimize bloating. Moreover, caffeine in the coffee or cold drinks can irritate the stomach by making your cramps worse and adding to the discomfort.
Foods rich in calcium like broccoli, yogurt, cabbage, and milk naturally fight muscle spasms and help you avoid cramps. Women need at least 1,200 mg of calcium daily and green vegetables have an extra dose of vitamins that can help lighten your flow.
Staying fully hydrated helps eliminate that bloating. Drinking enough water, at least two liters every day will improve your digestion and help prevent water retention caused due to hormonal changes.