Periods, the word itself gives me pain. Those 4-5 days in a month are the most depressing and painful days in every woman’s life. Though many things can help us in getting rid of menstrual pain, still it’s important that we women take proper care of our health during periods.
Along with maintaining personal hygiene, there are a few habits that we must stop doing.
Have a look at these activities that you must stop doing during periods.
1. If you’re wearing the same pad for the whole day, it can cause vaginal infections and produce a bad odor. Change your pad in every 3-5 hours, whether you’re bleeding heavily or low.
2. Avoid giving more pain to your body. You’re already experiencing menstrual pain, so avoid doing things that can give more pain like waxing or planning a root canal.
3. If you’re having unprotected sex during periods, there are high chances of getting infections. Therefore, avoid sexual intercourse during periods.
4. Doing rigorous exercises during periods will harm your body and give strain to the body.
5. You’re already losing a lot of energy and blood from your body. Therefore, it is not advisable to skip meals during periods. You should take three proper meals along with some snacks in between.
6. If you get cravings for food in the middle of the night, avoid that as it is not good for the body and also your body will not be able to digest all the greasy food that gets in.
7. Though the menstrual cramps make it difficult for girls to sleep at night but it is recommended to have a good night’s sleep and relax your body because of the strain that you’ve experienced whole day.
8. Avoid consuming milk products as it can worsen the menstrual cramps because they contain an element called arachidonic acid.
9. Avoid involving yourself in depressing activities like watching distressing movies and listening to sad songs as it may affect the psychological health of any women.