Fighting Pre-Period Fatigue
🍂Welcome to Fall Y’all and the month of October🍁
With the shorter days and cooler temperatures, I swear I’m get a little more sluggish (especially right before my period). According to Healthline.com, our serotonin levels change significantly before our periods. This major change in our serotonin can impact our energy level and mood.
So, if you are feeling a little slow before your period, here are a few tips to help both of us out.
- Prioritizing working out 👟
According to a 2015 study, a moderate amount of aerobic exercise can help boost your energy levels, improve concentration, and ease most PMS symptoms.
- Create a healthy bedtime routine😴
This is especially important in the days leading up to your period. A healthy bedtime routine can include taking a relaxing bath in the evening, skipping screen time at least an hour before bed, going to bed at the same time each night, and avoiding heavy meals and caffeine four to six hours before bed.
- Eating a healthy diet 🥗
Try to mostly eat foods that are high in nutrients like protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. That means avoiding foods that are highly process and have added sugar.
If you would like to see a list of foods perfect for menstrual and vaginal health, check out our infographic here.