How To | Cure PMS
How To | Cure PMS
So it’s ‘that time of the month’ again and you’re feeling tired, irritable, anxious and bloated. We’re all thinking the same thing – let’s abandon all responsibilities for a week, get into a bed, curl up into a ball and drown ourselves in chocolate. Unfortunately, this is very rarely an option we can take and are instead forced into taking on our everyday lives with those three little letters tormenting us – PMS. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects millions of women each year, with 90% of women experience at least one symptom every month. You can’t cure PMS, but we have made a foolproof list to help ease your symptoms.
Regular exercise can reduce the risk of PMS, helping to manage stress and improve your mood. Moving your body in exercises like yoga and Pilates will encourage pelvic flow.
In whatever way works for you: walking, painting, reading or meditation, make sure to take some time out to yourself.
Caffeine increases your heartrate and blood pressure, often resulting in induced stress. Avoiding caffeine will help you to avoid stress, anxiety and mood swings.
Get enough sleep:
Sleep at least 8 hours each night to improve your mood and fight fatigue.
Drink more water:
This may be surprising, but drinking more water will help to avoid bloating and relieve fluid retention.
Eat a balanced diet:
While eating a balanced diet should be a part of your regular routine, there are certain foods which will help to fight PMS symptoms.
- The omega 3 fats in fish can help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Eat fibrous foods like fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts and seeds to keep your bowl movements regular and reduce cramps.
- Eating dairy products has been shown to relieve pain and cramps.
- Eat small regular meals containing low-GI carbs to maintain your blood sugar levels, keeping you fuller for longer, and prevent overeating.
- Reduce your intake of alcohol, processed foods, foods high in salt and fats.