Getting your period isn’t the most fun thing in the world – no one’s disputing that! But it’s a totally natural part of becoming a woman and you don’t have to let it hold you back! Here are some tips to help you ditch those period dramz and make your monthly flow a lot easier:
How to deal with those crampzzz
Is period pain cramping your style? Try placing a hot water bottle or heat pack on your lower stomach or where you feel the pain is. Over-the-counter painkillers are another option, but make sure you talk to your doctor or pharmacist first. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, a bit of choccie can work wonders too! For more info it’s best to see your doctor.
Keep it moving
First things first: go easy in PE class if you’re experiencing cramps – your teacher should totes understand! When it comes to working out, if you want a rest then defs listen to your body - but science says that gentle (repeat: GENTLE) exercise like walking can actually help pain and bloating.
Find what works for you
The best way to manage your period is to make sure you’ve got the right pad, liner or tampon for whatever you’re up to – whether it’s going to school, exercising or catching some zzzs. Once you’ve figured out what works, it’s easy. Everyone’s different and there are heaps of options. Check out the Carefree® range for awesome pads and tampons that won’t let you down.
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