Text by Clarissa Wemple of the pslove company
Menstrual cramps are a very familiar occurrence amongst us ladies. In fact, it has been reported to affect more than 50% of menstruating females, with anti-inflammatory drugs being one of the top choices for pain relief. However, with the potential short-term side effects already ranging from nausea to diarrhoea, its long-term effects are underestimated.
To save you from all that fuss, we’ve put together a list of natural, drug-free alternatives for you to consider when wanting to ease your menstrual cramps.
Exercising during your menstrual cycle is important as it improves your blood circulation and stretches your cramped muscles. By taking 30 minutes off your daily schedule to engage in gentle, stress-relieving aerobic exercises, not only will you feel more stretched out, but your body will produce endorphins which help to keep you relaxed and happy throughout the day.
Some of these exercises include yoga, tai chi, or even light swimming.