Healthy Ways to Manage PMS SymptomsBy Harshita Sehgal - 10 July 2019
Every woman in this world experience the physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome each month. This happens just before you are about to get your menstruation cycle so its the time when you must give yourself some self-care. While there’s no cure for these hormone-induced changes but you can take some steps to control the discomfort that you face before your periods come. So read on some ways to cope up with PMS symptoms:
• Healthy diet
Taking a healthier diet can make a difference in your PMS symptoms. Increase your intake of fruits, veggies and whole grains also cut on sugar, fat and salt. You will feel good from changes in your diet all month long.
During this time you need to relax as PMS may leave you tensed and stressed, so it’s a good idea to do some relaxation techniques. Take things into consideration like yoga, deep breathing or meditation. Massage and spa can also be relaxing.
• Control cravings
Many women crave for unhealthy snacks during this time, usually, they are salty or sweet snacks. You must also cut down those snacks as it can lead to weight gain and other unhealthy consequences as well.
• Have an orgasm
Sex will improve your mood and will divert your mind from your bloated belly. But guys there is more to it, touching or being touched by your partner can help calm you. Also having an orgasm will provide your brain oxytocin, the hormone responsible for feelings of pleasure and comfort.
• Stay active
Any type of exercise that gets your heart pumping will help ease anxiety and stress. Go for a walk for 30 minutes or you can even try dancing, jogging, brisk walking or swimming.
• Limit alcohol and caffeine
Alcohol and caffeine can make your PMS symptoms worse so limit alcoholic drinks, as well as tea, coffee, and even chocolate. A small number of women may find that their cravings for alcohol are stronger during PMS but you need to control it.