It is natural to curl up in the bed during that time of the month and you want to do all things that will give you some relief from the cramps but certain things you do to relieve pain can actually be working against you.
According to research, these things listed below can make your period cramps even worse.
You do high-impact exercises: “Low-impact exercises like yoga and Pilates are okay during periods, they can in fact help do away with unpleasant menstrual symptoms such as emotional changes and pain but certain exercises like a high-intensity spin class or an hour-long run is more likely to hurt than help”.
You binge on sweets: “It can be extremely tempting to reach for that chocolate but it turns out that sometimes it can worsen the symptoms, sugar can spike your blood sugar levels that can lead to fatigue and bloating and all that put together can worsen your pain”.
You do not eat at least three meals in a day: “Going without eating anything can lead to acidity and nausea so it is important that you eat small frequent meals during your periods; eating frequent meals can keep your energy levels consistent and prevent your blood sugar levels from dipping”.
You are stressed: “You must have observed that stress can trigger an untimely period, but it can also worsen a menstrual cramp; when you are stressed, the stress hormone, cortisol, is released, which also affects the secretion of hormones like estrogen and progesterone that may wreak havoc with your period and intensify menstrual cramps”.