Feel Better During Your Period and you won't dread it nearly as much every month. Think about it -- I know how I always feel. Ugh, that dreaded time of the month. Your period can be a horrific time for your body and mind but there are simple ways for feeling better during your period and make that dreaded visit from Aunt Flo much easier. Here are several period remedies that can significantly ease your discomfort.
1. Take a Bath
Don’t worry about parting the Red Sea, focus on feeling better during your period and pamper yourself with a relaxing bath. Soaking in a warm bath evokes feelings of relaxation and can help ease those darned cramps. To maximize the experience, throw in a bath bomb or pour some scented body wash in the water.
2. Pop a Pill
Sometimes menstrual cramps and/or back pain can be so severe that we need a pain killer to help us get through the day. Cut yourself some slack and take ibuprofen or acetaminophen or an OTC medication specially made for the effects of menstruation. Some studies show that ibuprofen is more effective in fighting cramps, but choose what works best for you.
3. Warm It up
Another way to feel better during your period and ease those pesky cramps or aches is to use a hot water bottle or heated blanket to ease muscle spasms. Sipping tea will also help you keep warm and chamomile tea is known to help alleviate cramps.
4. Ease Effects by Eating
I know you’re craving all sorts of sinfully delicious things but going the natural and healthy route will help you when it comes to feeling better during your period. Focus on fresh fruits, veggies and whole grain and avoid caffeine, excess sugar and salt. Junk food might sound good, but who wants to retain more water and eat empty calories on top of already feeling cruddy?
5. Get Comfy
No need to wear restrictive clothing and be uncomfortable during this hellish week, feel better during your period and get comfy! Wear your comfy sweats and fuzzy socks at home or wear loose bottoms and a flowy top if you have to be out and about.
6. Entertain Yourself
If you’re at home and don’t feel like facing the outside world, you can still make good use of your downtime. Call your friends, catch up on your favorite blogs and magazines or watch your favorite movie. If you're looking for effective period remedies, do things that are pleasurable and make you happy.
7. Work It out
We’ve heard it a hundred times, exercising will help you feel better during your period, and it’s true. Not only does exercising release endorphins (thanks, Elle Woods) which are like nature’s pain killer, it will take your mind off of the pain.
8. Drink Water
During your period you are likely bloated and retaining water, so in order to combat the bloat, drink more water! If you're interested in looking and feeling better during your period, drink plenty of water to flush out your body of toxins and to keep hydrated. Did you know that when your body is dehydrated, it holds on to the water in your body thus making you bloated?
Don’t allow your period to take over your life, the next time the dreaded curse arrives; run through this list for some ideas on how to feel better during your period and give your period the heave ho! Do you have any other great period remedies you'd like to share?