We all know how unbearable THAT time of the month can be.
our hormones attack us and turn us into a mini-monster, who just wants to snack all the time, snap at anyone who peeves us off, cry like there’s no tomorrow, and curl up in a ball to forget about all the cramps and pain…
We’ve all got little hacks to help us through our period, but there’s a few more things we can do to help alleviate the pressures and make them more bearable!
So here we go!
According to New York-based reproductive-health educator Ashley Spivak, theres a way for us to learn a lot about our bodies by tapping into “our unique cycles and learn the clues it gives us” to “work with it instead of resenting it.”
In other words, you need to think about your cycle as a whole, not just the week or so when you menstruate.
Ashley revealed that there’s a lot of ways to make your period more productive and bearable!
You can unleash your inner creative
In the days leading up to ovulation (halfway through your cycle), “you tend to have more creative energy,” meaning this is a great time to start or finish that project you’ve been wanting to!
When you’re PMS-ing
According to Ashley, this heightened emotional state before your period is the ideal time for evaluation, reaction and introspection.
In other words, try and really knuckle down on what you need to improve and work on.
Adjust your diet & exercise
According to functional nutritionist Alisa Vitti, if you’re aware of the phases of your cycle, you can adjust your diet and exercise accordingly to help you through each part.
Eating fats (good fats like in in avocado) and root vegetables is known to help quell your sugar cravings.
And when you’re on your period, she suggests it’s best to give your body rest, or to do light exercise to help alleviate the ain, like yoga or walking.
Adjusting your diet and exercise routine accordingly can help eliminate a lot of not-so-nice menstrual symptoms.
She explains this further in her book, WomanCode, and on her app MyFlo - so look into it!
Position, position, position
As we all should know, laying in the foetal position while we’re suffering from cramps is a great way to help alleviate the pain.
Don’t lie on your back or tummy, this position is the best to help you through.
Have you got any hacks that help make YOUR period more bearable?
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