How to have a less painful period?
Period like shopping for an a new outfit, it’s a different experience for different women. For some of us, it’s like we’re not even on our period, for the rest of us it’s one of the worst pains in the world.
We all can agree on how being on our period meddles with our everyday life and have experienced daunting period cramps at least once. There are ofcourse certain things that we can do to make things better, both long term and short term.
Hitting the gym is not just good for your overall health it also helps you have a smoother period experience. Period cramps are felt when your body releases the hormones estrogen and progesterone so that it can contract enabling the expulsion of menstrual discharge. These contractions are often painful and regularly working out can easier the fluctuations in period hormones that are the prime cause of discomfort. Regular exercise can also shorten the days of flow since your blood stream is stimulated. There are more reasons why you should workout than there are why you shouldn’t.
There are food that causes bloating, constipation and stomach churning which furthers period cramps and pain. Then ofcourse there foods that helps with blood flow, mood swings, abdomen pain and muscle cramps. Leafy greens, sea food such as salmons, eggs, lean protein, lemons, chamomile, fruits such as bananas, pineapples, kiwi helps in digestion. Spices such as fenugreek also eases discomfort. Staying hydrated and drinking 3-4 litres of water a day goes without saying. Especially when you’re losing a lot of fluid through blood.
If you’re prone to unpleasant period cramps then it’s probably better to not schedule important obligations and running errands on your period. Take time for yourself, indulge in some pure self love, keep yourself relaxed. Don’t stay up late, sleep deprivation does no good to anyone, more so when you’re on your period. Frolick a little, give yourself a much needed break.
Other short term remedies
Placing a heating pad or taking a hot shower can lessen PMS symptoms. Taking over the counter pills such as ibuprofen or aspirin also relieves period pains and cramping, be sure to consult with a physician before getting your hands on any sort of medication, and try not to google your way out of it. Each body is different and therefore it’s better to be safe than sorry. Being sexually active and a non sedentary lifestyle also helps.
What can your sanitary napkin do to help you deal with unpleasant period cramps?
A new technology that capsules ‘Anion’ into personal hygiene products can boost blood flow, makes your vaginal skin Ph balanced and keeps you calm, cool and fresh. Reyo is one of India’s first sanitary product that has a anion strip relieving you from menstrual discomfort