5 (More) Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Unwanted PMS Symptoms
Back by popular demand, our recent post ‘Top 5 Easy Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Unwanted PMS Symptoms’ was a great resource for improving your PMS symptoms naturally.
So we’re back with even more simple lifestyle changes to help improve your PMS symptoms and all around wellbeing.
Let’s get into it!
- Try to Stop Smoking
Of course, this won’t apply to everyone- however, it’s important for us to acknowledge. If you have a friend who smokes, perhaps this advice would be especially helpful for her.
You see, studies have revealed that on average, women who do smoke experience more PMS symptoms than women who don’t smoke.
So, if you or a friend are considering trying to quit or reduce smoking, this might be a great reason to try something else!
For feminine health, there are many important vitamins that help support your body.
The key one? Magnesium!
A surprising amount of women are deficient in magnesium- and they don’t even know it!
Research has proven that women with the most PMS symptoms have low levels of magnesium in their blood.
This can worsen many symptoms but especially headaches and migraines, so making sure you get sufficient magnesium in your diet is so, so, so important!
There’s a link between much of the items on this list.
Stress on the body can be caused by so many things. Alleviating stress can greatly reduce your PMS symptoms, so it’s worthwhile to try and acknowledge which aspects of your life might be causing you the most stress, and deciding which small steps you could take to help manage and reduce this stress.
- Get Writing!
Meditation and sleep are not the only ways to alleviate tension in your body. Many women find that implementing small rituals into their everyday routine has helped improve not only their state of mind, but also how they experience their periods.
While everyone’s lifestyle is different, we think one of the best ways to do this is to get writing!
Whether you’re reaching out and messaging and old friend, filling in your journal before you sleep or writing to us with a question, we think that communication is key.
Staying connected to your loved ones and within yourself has never been more important.
- That’s not the only benefit of writing…
While you jot down your thoughts for the day in your journal, why not keep a small section of your diary for keeping note of your symptoms?
Tracking your PMS symptoms every day as they occur can really help you determine what might be worsening them, or whether it’s worth seeing a doctor, just to be safe. Of course, we always recommend you do this for peace of mind. Check out our article on "What your period says about you"
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