If you’re experiencing menstrual cramps, try a heating pad!
A study found that using a heating pad was just as effective in treating period cramps as ibuprofen.
Caffeine increases inflammation – which can lead to discomfort and menstrual cramps during your period.
As an alternative, to still feel energized, try smoothies loaded with antioxidant-rich greens, berries and protein powder.
If you experience severe menstrual cramps, try birth control!
Birth control makes your period lighter by thinning the uterine lining, resulting in fewer and lighter cramps.
Research suggests that reducing fat and increasing your veggie intake can help ease menstrual cramps.
Start with replacing saturated fats – found in animal products – with healthier options like unsaturated fats found in avocado and nuts.
Relax with child’s pose – which relieves menstrual cramps!
Begin by kneeling and then lower your hips onto your heels and fold your body down over your thighs. You can either stretch your arms out in front of you or allow them to lay back at your sides. Focus on sending deep breaths to your ribcage, opening your lower back and releasing your body onto the floor on your exhales.
Child’s pose will help calm your breathing and relieve lower back pain associated with cramps.