Cramps, which are an awful thing, hit us girls every so often! They make us want to stay in bed and roll up into a ball for the day. Although…
Cramps, which are an awful thing, hit us girls every so often! They make us want to stay in bed and roll up into a ball for the day. Although they’re often unavoidable, there are several things you can do to soothe cramps and make it easier to get things done! Cramps shouldn’t stop you from accomplishing things throughout your day!
- First off, make sure you’re eating and drinking right. Drink lots and lots of water and avoid carbonated and caffeinated beverages. When it comes to foods, eat meals that are non-processed and high in calcium and vitamins. Chicken, fish, brown rice, and green vegetables are perfect examples of good foods.
- Second, be determined to get your daily workout in especially during your time of the month. Exercising releases endorphins in your body that act as a natural painkiller. It may be the last thing you want to do when you’re having cramps, but I promise it helps!
- Third, try the obvious medications or heating pads. Taking a couple Advil or Ibuprofen usually does the trick! If not, apply a heating pad to your stomach or lower back, wherever you’re cramping.
- Lastly, there are a few methods I’ve found online that are a little outside of the box! After waking up, immediately do yoga or different stretches. Simply getting your body moving is a start to crushing cramps. Also, eating foods with cinnamon can help digest your food and may soothe cramps as well. It’s worth a try!
Next time you find yourself curled into a ball refusing to get out of bed, try these easy tips!