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7 ways to make period pain more bearable

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Hey ladies! I say, ladies, because I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say that no men are going to read any further than the title. Doubtful anyway.

So, today we’re talking all about our beloved Tom, or time of the month, or to be it shortly, periods. We all get them, and I’m sure we all (well, nearly all) suffer greatly due to them on a monthly basis.

But, how can we make the pain more bearable?

Cuddle a hot water bottle

Ah, who doesn’t love a bit of warmth? Particularly when the wonderful Mother Nature takes her course!

There is an old wives’ tale that states warmth or heat can banish pain from deep within our bodies. Apparently, a hot compression can shut down any types of pain. And period cramps is now different!

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate contains magnesium, which is known to help alleviate cramps fast. It also gives you the little bit of energy, you’re almost guaranteed to lack at this time of the month!

Who would’ve known that chocolate also contains ‘endorphins’, which are also known as the happy hormones!! Dark chocolate contains a high amount of antioxidants called flavonoids, which can provide a positive impact on your health. Win-Win!

Exercise

Back to talking about hormones again- endorphins are known to be produced when we exercise, so of course, this is a fantastic reason to exercise during our period- To release the happy hormones!

Exercise also plays a significant role in encouraging blood circulation, and ease cramps. So, when you feel like you literally cannot bare the thought of moving, let alone actually moving, trust me, and actually go for a short walk! Thank me later!

Warm drinks

Something else that increases blood flow and circulation is warm drinks, like a nice warm mug of tea! Who doesn’t love a cup of tea? Well, apparently it’s a top tip in easing period pain!

Take a warm bath

Reiterating the fact that warmth and heat to your stomach helps relieve cramps, and pain during your period. Plus, who said a pamper night to relax yourself?

Tummy massage

Another way to apply added pressure or heat to your stomach is a tummy massage where the pain/cramps are. This way, you can focus specifically on the point of pain, and relieve them particularly quick!

Keep hydrated

It’s no secret that staying hydrated is a must! 60% of our whole body is water! Besides the basics, a lot of us don’t realize the importance of ensuring your fully hydrated and how this helps us with our period, from maintaining regularity to helping with period cramps!

What are your top tips for beating period pain? Let us know!

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