Periods: Remedies & Understanding Our Bodies
If you are reading this right now, you are most likely a woman and most likely know the ups and downs of having a period. For most of us, it happens every month. We feel a sudden headache, we get that terrible crampy feeling, or we are bursting into tears at the sight of a puppy. It truly does mean it’s that time of month again.
One of the most important things you can do for your period is track it. This allows you to understand your cycle and your body a little better. Tracking your period can also give you a peace of mind. Not only is it helpful when you are on your period, but it can also offer helpful tips on ovulation and understanding certain symptoms you may be experiencing a little better. I personally use the app Flo because I find it is easiest to navigate through and it makes it easy for you to understand your cycle.
If you are like me, you are dealing with a certain amount of cramps and heightened emotions during this time of month. I am here to offer some tips and tricks for maintaining the pain and reducing the stress of being a woman. Heating pads are going to be your best friend. Lay on one for at least 20 minutes and you will immediately feel a bit more comfortable. Warm baths are also a great way to minimize the amount of cramping and is also a great way to pamper yourself.
Easy exercise could also help. Yoga, walking, swimming, and maybe even a light run if you are feeling extra motivated. Eating anti-inflammatory foods such as cherries, blueberries, squash, tomatoes and bell peppers also help. Filling up on fiber is a great option because it helps promote healthy digestion and reduces bloating.
Protein rich foods are a must, especially during your period. Lean fish, meats, almond butter, and chickpeas are just a few options which will help keep the blood sugar stable and reduce those annoying cravings. Last but not least, hydration is key. Not only are you keeping dehydration at bay but you are also fighting off any fatigue you may feel. Water is truly the best.
We can work together to make this an easier time of month.