For some of us our periods are no big deal, they come and they go with minor discomfort. Some people may have very irregular periods and not see them that often due to PCOS or another condition. But some of us have a terrible time, with mood swings and period pain, hormone fluctuations can make our skin oilier, hair go flat and can make us bloat. Sounds great right? But there is a silver lining. There are actually a lot of things you can control. You can affect how you feel during your period. You can stay energized and feel great all week long instead of feeling tired or worn out. EmpressBody has done the research and put together some tips to help you feel better during your period:
1. Gentle Exercise
Easy exercises like stretching, yoga, walking or swimming help increase blood flow, which can help with cramping. Sitting still can make you feel worse, so it is important to exercise. A spontaneous dance party with your girlfriends (or alone in your room) is a great way to lift your spirits and keep you moving, too.
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2. Try a Heating Pad
The cozy warm feeling of a heating pad on your tummy is oh-so-soothing when cramps have you feeling not-so-great. It can soothe your muscles, easing your body’s discomfort and minimizing cramps.
3. Drink Water and Stay Hydrated
It might seem odd that you need to drink more water when you're feeling the most bloated, puffy and full, but the more water you drink, the more easily you will eliminate the water building up in your body. Drink eight to 10 8-ounce glasses of fluid like water, juice or milk throughout the day (not all at once). 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.
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4. Eat Good-For-You Foods
Try eating more fresh fruit and green veggies. You should work towards getting at least five portions a day of fruits and vegetables. When you eat enough of the right foods it can make all the difference. It can also steer you away from the foods that can make your period symptoms worse: junk food, chocolate and salty foods.
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5. Avoid Caffeine
Caffeine also makes you retain water and can give you that achy, crampy, bloated feeling, so it's best to cut it out of your diet altogether. Did you know that caffeine isn't just in coffee and tea? It's also in sodas and chocolate. Good substitutes are ginger ale (same bubbles and sweet taste with tummy-settling ginger), herbal tea and herbal iced tea, or just plain water. If you're craving chocolate, grab a small piece of dark chocolate instead of a big candy bar.
6. Get some sleep!
Getting enough sleep will help you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
7. Use Period Protection that lets you Breathe
Finding the right pantiliners, pads and tampons that provide great protection while meeting your personal needs are important to feeling your best. Try our organic line of sanitary products!
The EmpressBody Supplied Organic Tampons
100% Natural Cotton Tampons. Choose from Regular, Super and Super Plus. No Chemicals, No Synthetics, No Dyes Biodegradable Hypoallergenic Fragrance Free Thin removal string avoids seepage Expands in width versus length to comfortably conform to your shape and prevent leaks. No plastic applicator.
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The EmpressBody Supplied Organic Sanitary Towels
Pack size: 13
• Top sheet made of natural material. No plastic. 100% compostable
• Absorbent core made of Totally Chlorine Free pulp.
• GM-free corn based film. 100% compostable.
Naty Normal Plus Sanitary Towels combine three environmentally friendly layers that provide superior performance. The top sheet is made of natural and renewable material, contains no plastic and is 100% compostable. The absorbent core is made of totally chlorine free pulp and the GM-free corn based film is 100% compostable. No chlorine, latex free and gentle on your skin.
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So with these tips, your monthly period doesn’t have to prevent you from activities you’re used to. You can continue being the fun, happy and energized teen you have always been.
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