Ladies buckle up, this is the post you’ve been waiting for forever. Ever felt, during that time of the month you just want to curl up somewhere away from the world? We hear you and we can’t blame you. But hiding somewhere and loosing precious days out of your life, isn’t the answer.
Every woman is different but the one common factor is that we all hate our periods.
The bloating, the mood swings, the pain! What if there was a way to make your period last for only two or three days, did it ever occur to you to try and so something to shorten it? Did you ever wish to get rid of it so bad just so could go to THE party? Or what about that hot date with your guy? Yes, we’ve all been there.
Our menstrual cycle makes us feel all kinds and levels of insecure and uncomfortable. That’s why we made our task, how to make it last less.
The first thing you’ve got to understand is that your menstruation is a natural process and you really can’t mess with mother nature. However, there are certainly a number of things you can do that will result in a shorter period.
Factor #1: Taking oral contraceptives.
This option will work wonderfully if you want to have shorter periods on a regular basis. According to the University of Iowa Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, most women on birth control experience shorter and lighter menstrual periods.
Factor #2: Use alternative menstrual products.
Though no studies support this factor, many women claim the use of such products like the menstrual cup has made their periods last fewer days.
Factor #3: Exercise more.
Once you have a regular workout routine, the website Baby Fit says this can help in shorten the length of your period, as well as alleviate cramps and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Factor #4: Drink more tea.
If you are a tea gal you might want to try red raspberry leaf tea. This specific kind of tea is known to be used during late pregnancy to help in childbirth, due to its action as a tonic for the uterus. It is also linked to shorter periods.
Factor #5: Keep yourself hydrated.
Drinking tons of water will not only reduce your period, it will also reduce bloating and cramps during menstruation. A little tip to help you know just how much water you need is to take you weight and divide it by two. The result is the number of ounces (of water a day) your body needs.
Factor #6: Eat dark chocolate.
Antioxidants in dark chocolate (60% higher is cacao) is linked to boosting serotonin, which can help improve your mood and help with cravings. It might not reduce your period but it sure will make you fell better.
Factor #7: Get intimate.
Having sex is proved to help to reduce your period. The reason is that the extra contraction that takes place in the uterus when a woman orgasms, results in faster shedding of menstrual flow.