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We've all been there. That one week every month where you have to deal with the painful cramps, headaches, swollen breasts and backaches. This can be frustrating and uncomfortable but when you are prepared both physically and mentally for your period, it can be much easier to deal with.
Here are 5 easy ways to feel better during your period.
As much as you don't want to, doing some type of physical activity will actually help alleviate some of the pain. Exercise triggers your brain to release endorphins, your body's natural pain reliever. Easy exercises like stretching, yoga, walking or swimming helps increase blood flow, which cuts down on cramping. Sitting still can actually make you feel worse. I like to take 30 mins nature walks around my neighborhood. Not only does it help soothe the pain but it also takes me mind off of the fact that I'm on my period.
Even though you're feeling bloated, drinking water will eliminate the water building up in your body. Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water throughout the day. If your body is dehydrated, it might make you feel more sluggish and make the cramping worse. If you’re on-the-go, be sure to carry a water bottle with you. This will help you stay hydrated throughout your busy day.
Eat Good For You Foods:
A week before my period starts, I always crave and want to eat anything and everything in sight. Afterwards I feel worse than I did before. When you eat enough of the right foods, you will feel physically and emotionally better. Having healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables readily available helps you steer away from the foods that can make your period symptoms worse, such as junk food, chocolate and salty snacks.
Take Pain Medication:
I usually get cramping the day before and the first day of my period. Some months the pain isn't too bad I can go on without taking any medication. Others, I want to cry from the unbearable cramps. For those days, I take an over the counter medication and in 15 mins my pain goes away. Talk to your physician if over the counter painkillers do not work and you continue to have severe pain during cramps.
Comfortable Feminine Product:
Having the proper and dependable feminine product makes a huge difference when having to deal with your monthly visitor. There is nothing worse than discomfort or accidents happening. No fun! I recently found Seventh Generation™ feminine products brand at Target in the feminine care aisle and had to try them out. You'd be happy to know that they are hypoallergenic, free of chlorine processing, and the tampons are certified organic.
Free & Clear Pantiliners to keep me feeling fresh and prepared before my period. The innovative PureFit™ design offers an enhanced fit, safely trapping fluid away from the skin to keep you dry for reliable, leak-free protection and comfort.
Free & Clear fragrance-free Ultra-Thin Pads with Wings: The pads are incredibly thin yet still offers leak-free protection with a comfortable fit.
Seventh Generation™ Comfort Applicator Tampons: For the days I'm feeling more active, tampons are great! I love this new Seventh Generation product because the smooth, BPA-free plastic applicator super comfortable and made with 95% plant-based materials. The Free & Clear, Certified Organic Cotton Tampons are hypoallergenic and do not contain any sort of fragrance- natural or artificial.
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What tips do you have to get through your period?