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“It’s already been a month?” Yep, for those of us with uteruses, nothing like your period reminds you how quickly time goes by. Even though the time in between periods can fly by, the time you spend having your period can feel like a never-ending quest of wondering when the pain, cravings, and unnecessary emotions will end. But fear not, we have 5 tips to help you have a healthier, more pleasant period!
DO SOMETHING NICE
Turn that “Ugh” into “Yay.” On average, you’ll have 500 periods in your lifetime, so instead of dreading it each month, why not make it a routine to do something nice for yourself or someone else (or both) … because your period will be a natural monthly reminder! Ellebox ships you your customized choice of organic pads and tampons, along with surprise wellness goodies. Give yourself something to look forward to every month!
Use organic feminine hygiene products. You may not know this, but the FDA doesn’t require brands to disclose what’s actually in their tampons, so mainstream brands have ingredients like chlorine, bleach, and pesticides. Yuck! The vaginal wall is the most absorbent part of your body. Use 100% organic cotton or tampon alternatives because you deserve better!
Some of you are thinking, “Are you serious, the last thing I feel like doing is exercising.” But don’t worry – we aren’t saying you should summit Mt. Everest, but light to moderate exercise can help soothe cramps, boost your mood, and alleviate stress! Thinking of driving up to the grocery store to pick up some much-needed mint chocolate chip ice cream? Why not walk instead?
Spend some time with friends or family. It will boost your happiness! Grab a cup of herbal tea and have a conversation with those who mean the most to you. That Netflix series can wait.
Foods to eat and to avoid: Try eating more leafy greens, they are a great choice to eat during your period because they are filled with iron. Don’t forget about chocolate either, but make sure it is dark chocolate (less sugar, more antioxidants.) There are certain food stressors, irritants, and stimulants that can make PMS worse. Try avoiding processed foods, foods high in sugar and high salt foods.
DO SOMETHING NICE
Turn that “Ugh” into “Yay.” On average, you’ll have 500 periods in your lifetime, so instead of dreading it each month, why not make it a routine to do something nice for yourself or someone else (or both) … because your period will be a natural monthly reminder!
- Post contributed by Ellebox, the company committed to making periods non-toxic and a non-bummer. Learn more at Elleboxco.com
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This is for you if:
You want to stay fresh and maintain a healthy pH.
How does it work?
As you know, hygiene is a key part of UTI prevention. But not all wipes are created equal. Some can mess with your body’s natural chemistry and do more harm than good. Our wipes keep you clean, fresh, and balanced — without any nasty ingredients.
Use any time you want to freshen up. That might be after sex, exercise, long plane rides — you know your body better than anyone.
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