Do you struggle with pain in your back, legs, abdomen, and head during shark week or even days before you get your period? Well, you can blame this period mystery on the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that happens due to a host of hormonal changes during that time of the month. Now, popping painkillers is the most common and the easiest way to deal with it. But it comes with major health consequences. Several studies have shown that regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause cardiac problems in the long run. That’s why we’re here to help you combat period cramps with nine effective period pain relief exercises instead of using painkillers. Take a look:
Best Period Exercises To Reduce Cramps
A simple 30-minute walk makes for a great period pain relief exercise. It can help relax your mind, reduce stress, and boost blood circulation. As a result, you will notice that your period pain has drastically decreased after a medium-paced walk during that time of the month. In fact, doing so regularly and not just during shark week will also help boost your overall health and reduce period pain.
Jogging can be done during the later days of your period when your menstrual flow decreases. It’s a great aerobic workout and boosts blood circulation, which in turn, lowers inflammation and relieves period pain.
Yoga can calm your mind, reduce stress and stretch out your muscles. It can help lower swelling and inflammation and your period pain can decrease post a low-intensity yoga session. Remember not to go overboard with this and avoid inverted yoga poses.
Pilates involves intense stretching. It targets the smaller muscle groups and helps lower inflammation and swelling. Stick to low-intensity stretches during your periods and don’t push yourself too much.
Regularly lifting weights is important to achieve a healthy muscle balance in the body. It can also relieve period pain. But during shark week, one must stick to lifting light weights and avoid heavy lifting. This helps pump more blood into the body and lowers inflammation.
If Pilates are not your jam, you can practice a few common stretches even while lying in your bed. This can relax your muscles and relieve pain.
Dancing can elevate your mood, kick away period-induced stress, lower inflammation, and decrease period pain. All this, without seeming like too much of an effort during the low-energy period days.
Swimming on your period is still a taboo. However, it can relieve period pain by relaxing your muscles and lowering stress. You can wear a tampon or a menstrual cup and take a dip for instant pain relief.
Breathing exercises like pranayam can boost your blood circulation and lower stress. As a result, you may feel calmer and experience lesser pain during periods.
Sirona Recommends Best Products For Period Pain Relief
Sirona Feminine Pain Relief Patch
You can ditch your painkillers and count on Sirona’s feminine pain relief patch to reduce period and pre-period cramps. Sticking this sleek patch can provide instant relief from pain without causing any side effects. That’s because it is made with natural pain-relieving ingredients like menthol and eucalyptus oil. It is easy to carry and stays effective for 8-10 hours.
Sirona Pain-Relief Heat Patch
Made with 100% natural ingredients, The pain relief heat patch by Sirona is the perfect, side-effect-free alternative to dealing with period cramps. Sticking this patch on your abdomen can work like a soothing balm. These portable wonders can provide heat relief for up to eight hours straight and can be disposed of easily after each use. No hot-water-bottle hassles involved!
Sirona Herbal Headache Relief Patch
Period stress and hormonal changes can manifest as a full-fledged headache. But instead of popping painkillers, you can count on Sirona’s Herbal Headache Relief Patch for instant relief. Packed with the goodness of menthol, camphor, and clove oil, they’re a much-needed break from messy balms with a burning sensation.
Sirona Feminine Cramp Relief Roll On
The Sirona Cramp Relief Roll On can be used on your lower back, abdomen, and legs. Packed with all-natural ingredients like lavender oil, clove oil, cinnamon, and eucalyptus, it helps relieve period pain–even on the go. Its calming aroma helps relax your muscles and the smooth roll-on application makes it convenient to use. No side effects, no pain! Cool, right?
Electric Hot Water Bag
Sirona’s Electric Hot Water Bag comes with an automatic temperature control and a quick-charging feature. It eliminates the need for heating water and filling it up into a hot water bottle every few hours. All you’ve got to do is charge it once for 7-12 minutes and tada! You’re sorted for the next two hours. It helps relax your muscles, lowers inflammation, and relieves period pain.
With these products in your kitty and these exercises for period pain relief to your rescue, you will be able to combat period pain in a side-effect-free, healthy way for sure.
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