Not every woman suffers from premenstrual syndrome but for the majority of you that do, we have a few ways to help reduce your discomfort!
Improving your diet can be one of the easiest and best ways of easing your PMS symptoms. Staying away from foods that are high in salt will help reduce bloating. While consuming less sugar and caffeine will help reduce the anxiety and irritability you experience during your period. If you experience symptoms of depression be sure to stay away from alcohol as it could intensify those feelings. In addition to watching what you eat, be sure to keep an eye on when you eat. Try eating at regular intervals to avoid fluctuations in your blood sugar. These fluctuations could amplify your PMS symptoms.
A lack of energy is probably one of the most reported symptoms of PMS. Exercising for just a few minutes a day can help combat your lack of energy and help you feel energized and lively. Select an exercise routine that increases your heart rate but also be sure it is something you enjoy doing. Going for a short run or doing some push ups & sit ups is a perfect way to increase your heart rate and also strengthen your muscles.
Take Your Vitamins
Taking vitamins of a daily basis may help reduce the effects of PMS. Vitamin E and B6 are particularly suggested by physicians at the Mayo Clinic. Calcium and Magnesium are also highly suggested to help ease the typical symptoms your period may bring.
Reduce Your Stress
Increased stress levels can amplify the negative symptoms of PMS. Be sure that you are getting enough rest and plenty of sleep each night. A lack of sleep can cause unnecessary stress that you don’t need. If you are getting adequate sleep and you still feel stressed try some deep breathing exercises or even a little meditation. If you are not into meditation then try going out for a girls night or watching your favorite movie.
Try Some Yoga
Yoga is a great way to reduce aches and pains you may endure as well as relieve your stress. Yoga can also help reduce the not so diet friendly cravings you get for salty and sugar packed foods.
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