Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS, is like the annoying friend who shows up uninvited and makes you want to scream. You know the one we're talking about - the one who always brings drama and leaves you feeling drained. Well, PMS is kind of like that, but instead of drama, it brings bloating, cramps, mood swings, and fatigue.
Now, there are medications that can help alleviate PMS symptoms, but it's always helpful to try the natural way, first. Here are some natural ways our team loves to use to reduce PMS symptoms:
If you're feeling bloated and cranky, the last thing you probably want to do is exercise. But trust us on this - exercise can help reduce PMS symptoms by increasing endorphins and reducing stress. It doesn't have to be super intensive workout, activities like Yoga or Pilates can work wonders too - see our guide on yoga poses to reduce cramps.
EAT A HEALTHY DIET
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it's worth repeating. Eating a healthy diet can help reduce PMS symptoms by providing your body with the nutrients it needs. Focus on whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Avoid processed foods, caffeine, and alcohol, which can exacerbate PMS symptoms.
Stress can make PMS symptoms worse, so it's important to find ways to manage stress. You could try relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. Or, if you're like our team, you could just binge-watch your favourite Netflix series until you forget what day it is.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Getting enough sleep is important for overall health and can also help reduce PMS symptoms. So, put down the phone, turn off the TV, and aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Trust us, your body will thank you for it.
If you're still struggling with PMS symptoms, you could try taking supplements. For example, magnesium can help reduce cramps, while vitamin B6 can help reduce mood swings. But, as always, talk to your doctor before taking any supplements. They might have some hilarious stories to share about their own PMS experiences.
Oh yes, orgasms can help alleviate some of the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Orgasms cause the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers that can help relieve cramps and other physical discomfort associated with PMS. Aswell as endorphins, orgasms have been shown to decrease stress levels and promote relaxation & better mood which can help mitigate PMS-related stress and irritability.
By incorporating these natural remedies into your lifestyle, you can say goodbye to your annoying friend PMS and hello to a happier, healthier you. And who knows, maybe you'll even find some humour in your PMS-induced mood swings. After all, laughter is the best medicine!
If you are finding your PMS symptoms are affecting you & your mental health in an intense way, this could be PMDD, learn more here.