If you get your period, you know how draining it can be and how it feels like your whole day is ruined. The flow. The cramps. Figuring out ways to prevent leaks. It’s just all too much. However, there are ways for your period to not be so negative. That is, you can have a so-called, “Happy Period.” Here is how:
- Do cardio
Performing cardio exercises could result in a lighter flow. Dr. Shauna Mason told POPSUGAR that cardio “exercises can stabilize hormone levels, causing less lining or endometrium to grow inside the uterus.” That being said, the less lining you grow, the lighter your flow would be.
- Drink hibiscus tea
Drinking hibiscus tea could prevent and relieve cramps. Hibiscus contains analgesic properties that relax the uterine muscles and thus, prevent and relieve the sensation of cramps. I drink hibiscus tea around the time my period is coming, as well as when I am on my period. As a result, I have no cramps.
- Eat bananas and/or plantains
Bananas are a type of plantain, so they contain the same nutrients. They contain potassium, magnesium, and calcium. These three nutrients help relieve cramps. I found that if I’m already on my period and experiencing cramps, this isn’t too helpful. So I would recommend eating them right before you’re due to prevent cramping.
These are three ways to experience a “Happy Period.” While one person might only need to use one of these tips, another might need all three. Everyone is different so it’s helpful to figure out which methods are best for you. I hope at least one of these methods works for you. Bye bye, evil periods!