Periods are one thing ladies hardly ever look forward to. They are discomforting and can be annoying. Everybody knows you need to extra care of your body but there are still things you may need to stop doing to make this time of the month a bit bearable.
Here are things you should NOT do on your period.
Forget Your Period Date
Always be prepared for your periods. Have your pads and tampons available in advance. Happily live through this period of the month and doing things that make you happy.
If you feel grouchy, like some ladies do instead of yelling unnecessarily or being mean. Simply talk to your partner or family about it. You could also take a walk or read a book. Spend some time checking out ways you can improve yourself, your health, and your lifestyle. In fact, having your period is the best excuse available to spend time thinking about your life and how you can make things better, not worse.
Eat Too Much Junk
Some ladies use their periods as an excuse to eat a lot of junk in a bid to feel good and be calm. It is good to spoil yourself but keep it down a notch. Make yourself smoothies using fresh fruit, berries, and coconut milk yogurt. Satisfy your sweet tooth with organic fruit leathers. They are sweeter, tastier, and healthier than candy.
Eat Salty Foods
As much as you hate yourselves at this time and want to crunch on some potato chips to keep us on track, salty foods make you bloat, especially when on your period. Instead, snack on the healthy stuff, like fruits and vegetables, to supply your body with much needed minerals and vitamins during this time.
Wear The Same Protection For A Whole Day
Pads and tampons need to be changed every three to four hours and more often during a heavy flow. Wearing the same pad or tampon all day at work can cause bacteria to produce bad odors, especially if you sweat during the day. Keep an extra supply of pads and tampons in your bag so you can take the time to change while at work.
Taking Dairy Products
Milk, cheese, and yogurt should be eaten sparingly or not at all while we have our period because they contain arachadonic acids and can cause cramps. Rather make delicious smoothies using non-dairy coconut milk yogurts.
Avoid The Gym
Exercise will help relieve cramping and other bodily aches when we are bleeding. Many women find that their workout challenges are far easier while they are menstruating than when their bodies are in the process of ovulating.
Wear White Pants
White pants should be the last on your ‘what-to-wear’ list when you are on your period. You don’t want to face the struggle of taking off stains afterwards.
Go To Bed Without A Pad/Tampon
Going to bed without a pad or tampon at night will create a mess, stain your sheets, comforter, and ruin your mattress. If you find traditional pads and tampons uncomfortable at night, look into alternatives. There are cloth pads you can make yourself or buy online, as well as period panties or the menstrual cup. Any of these alternatives are comfortable for nighttime sleeping and even regular daytime use.
Watch Depressing Movies
Stick to happy, cheerful movies or avoid watching television altogether and work on a project you have been putting off for the past few weeks. Basically, avoid movies that will make you miserable