Everything hurts and you just want it to stop, like, now. Luckily we’ve got some fixes for those period-induced ouchies.
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Cramps DO suck! Thank you for validating us, Hype Woman. ❤️
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Snuggle up with your Moxie mini hottie and learn all about those pesky lil things called cramps with Dr Pav.
Nutritionist Katherine Hay says refined sugars cause huge amounts of inflammation which can exacerbate cramps. So put down those cheeky choc chip cookies and munch on our sugar free bliss balls instead.
Nutritionist Katherine Hay’s super easy homemade hummus is extremely high in fibre, which’ll help increase your bowel movements if they’re a bit stiff.
We love fibre. As well as regulating the bowel, it’s been shown to increase healthy bacteria and reduce cholesterol, help regulate blood sugar levels and support the immune system.
Period pain getting you down? Put down the painkillers and try these gentle stretches from Jacqui Kingswell instead. Designed to release any tension and soreness in the body, Jacqui recommends to stay connected to your breath and focus on creating space and length in the body.
Stay in each stretch as long as is comfortable – ideally three deep breaths or 20 seconds per stretch.
Child's pose, cat cow, spinal rotation, downward dog, energy booster.
Self-care tip for hurting babes:
A nice warm bath is like a Moxie hottie, but all over your body. We recommend using Epsom salts and a touch of lavender essential oil.
Not only will the warm water help relieve your period cramps and ease muscular tension, but it’s said that lavender can help reduce stress, anxiety and even mild pain.
Hot water can also relieve period cramps and ease muscular tension.
If you're worried about bleeding in the bath – wear a menstrual cup or tampon.
You're bloated. You're feeling gross. You're sore. We've been there, we get it. But if you can muster the energy to ménage-à-moi, then trust us, you're gonna feel a heck of a lot better. Don't take our word for it tho – hear how going to your happy place positively changes your body with sexologist Chantelle Otten.