Published On: July 29, 2019 10:30 AM NPT By: Agencies

7 Best tips for a healthy period

7 Best tips for a healthy period

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Period is a natural cycle that happens every month in women. Period brings in the torture of cramps. During periods women often feel low. Here are a few tips for a healthy period:

1. Do yoga
In order to have a good flow and painless period, you should do yoga regularly. Some basic postures of Surya Namaskar are very helpful. The first one is Bhujangasana (cobra pose), Vajrasana (diamond pose) and Dhanurasana (bow pose). These poses are known to improve blood circulation and it improves the functionality of your reproductive organs. These are effective only when they are done on a regular basis. They help in reducing pain and you will not have to deal with cramps.

2. Have a proper diet; eat healthy food
Half of the problems like excessive pain and irregular periods arise due to unhealthy eating habits. When your period is round the corner, avoid spicy and salty food. They just increase risk of clotting and lead to immensely painful cramps. Also, try and consume more of fruits like bananas.

3. Engage in physical activity
Replace pain-killers with physical activities, for example stretching. It helps in reducing pressure around the lower parts of your body.

4. Dealing with cramps
Cramps refer to the pain you undergo during or around your period. This pain usually occurs in lower back, abdomen and legs. The main causes of cramps are consumption of meat and dairy products and smoking. Smoking tends to stop the production of eggs in ovaries which is a major reason of irregular periods.

5. Periods during colder months
During the colder months periods tend to become longer and more painful. In order to deal with this pain, you can place a hot water bottle on your abdomen to ease the flow of blood, without causing much pain.

6. Reducing mood swings
A number of women deal with the problem of mood swings during periods. They are known as PMS (Pre-menstrual Syndrome). Serious mood alterations before, during and after the period are the symptoms. In order to deal with them, consumption of healthy food is important. Chickpeas, soya yogurt, milk, brown rice, lentils and other beans are important. They help with hormonal imbalance. Vervian tea is an anti-anxiety serum which helps control mood swings during PMS.

7. Change Your Lifestyle
The most important of all is our lifestyle. These days, technological advancements have induced laziness and indifference in the attitude of our teenagers toward their health. As a result, young girls, who have not reached their teens, get their period and have irregularity in their period. Physical activities like workout, outdoor games, yoga are completely ignored. When there will be no movement in the body, then how can our cycles be regular! This is not just about physical activities it is also about our diet, our eating habits. Reliability on fast food is one big reason of disturbed and irregular period.

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