PMS survival tips
Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) comes with things like tender breasts, food cravings or mood swings. Some people know when they’re PMSing while others don’t and that’s absolutely normal. The emotional and physical changes that you may experience while you PMS can differ in intensity each month. I know how uncomfortable PMSing is Choma, so I have prepared some survival tips for you to use, take a quick look.
Exercise helps to improve your mood by activating the release of feel-good hormones. Staying active will also give you a boost of energy. You can do any activity that you enjoy, such as dancing, jogging, doing aerobic exercises or playing tennis, for at least 30 minutes a day.
Don’t wallow in sadness
PMS can increase your normal levels of anxiety and sadness. You might find that you tend to prefer to be alone. It’s normal to want your own space but if you isolate yourself, the sad feeling may get worse. Rather do something with someone that you enjoy being around. When you’re outside or having a conversation with someone, your brain becomes more active and your thoughts become less negative.
Don’t give in to your cravings
PMS cravings can creep up on you when you least expect them. Salty and fatty treats sound great and delicious but you might feel better about yourself when you resist the urge to binge on them. Drink water, eat fresh fruits and vegetables as they can help give you energy and improve your mood. In addition to that, you’re also saving your face from breakouts and blemishes.
Relieve the pain naturally
Back pain and premenstrual cramps are common PMS symptoms. You can use non-chemical methods to relieve the pain. Use a hot water bottle to relieve muscle cramps. Do light exercises so that you can loosen those muscles.
PMS can cause a lot of discomfort but when you practise self-care, you’re actually caring for your body by relieving it from the discomfort while spending some time with yourself. So, take that long bath with your favourite book in hand or that nap you need - your body will thank you.
We are all different so you might not be affected by PMS the same way someone else is and it’s okay. If you experience extreme emotional and physical premenstrual symptoms, please go to your nearest health practitioner and explain your symptoms so that they can help you.
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