How To Maintain Your Energy Levels During Your Period Days

Written by GHBY Team on Wed, 16 November 2022


Periods are the time of the month when we have to battle dropping energy levels. The emotions of gloom, weakness, sadness, anger, tiredness, and irritability during this time can make things even worse.

Working or studying during periods can feel like pushing a boulder uphill! But as they say, it's all in the brain, these problems can be dealt with by taking some effort for your mind and body.

1. Healthy ways to boost energy: Energy-boosting tips

Magnesium is one of the 14 trace elements that are essential for the normal functioning of our bodies. It is considered to be essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body! The main functions of magnesium include regulating muscle and nerve function, synthesis of protein and DNA, bone formation, and maintaining blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

During periods, the uterus contracts and relaxes to shed the inner lining of the uterus. This can cause painful menstrual cramps. Loading up on foods containing magnesium like pumpkin seeds, spinach, almonds, bananas, etc. can help in soothing dysmenorrhea and cramps. Less energy spent over attending to cramps is more energy for your daily activities.

Read more: 7 Meals You Can Prepare For A Healthy Menstrual Cycle

2. Stay hydrated with plenty of water

Dehydration can manifest as tiredness, dullness, and fatigue. Drinking plenty of water at regular time intervals throughout the day can keep you hydrated and thus energized all day. Water replenishes our internal organs and muscles enabling their smooth functioning.

The brain is made up of 80% water, not drinking water can alleviate period problems like brain fog, headaches, stress, and sleep issues. This can make a person lose energy faster. Sipping water throughout the day can make all these problems vanish and keep your energy levels up.

3. Exercise and keep moving

Exercise is essential for our mental and physical well-being. Working out every day for 30-45 minutes can help increase our stamina and improve our mood. During periods, the physical pain in the body can knock most of us down. One can lack motivation and feel like staying in their own space. This can worsen our mood and lower our energy levels.

Exercising is known to produce endorphins or 'happy hormones in our brain. Starting your exercising might be a task, but once you're done with your workout like walking, cycling, jogging, dancing, or playing a sport you will start to feel relaxed.

Exercise increases the period flow, reduces cramping, regulates periods, and can make periods lighter and less painful.

4. Count on supplements

Multivitamin tablets and daily supplements have become a necessity with growing deficiencies. A balanced diet is most important when it comes to building a healthy body and a sane mind. Eating nutrient-rich healthy food gives our body the energy to carry on our daily activities, grow and withstand diseases.

However, eating a nutritious and balanced diet every day is not easy. We might miss out on many essential nutrients that our body needs. To make up for these very common scenarios it is essential to consult your doctor about supplements.

Lack of iron, B12, calcium, or zinc can make you feel fatigued easily. These situations can worsen during periods as blood is lost during periods. Asking your doctor about supplements and taking them regularly to maintain your energy levels during periods can act as great energy-boosting tips.

5. Naps and bedtime routines are important

A regular sleep cycle is a necessity for sound health. Sleep regulates the hormones in our body and promotes a healthy circadian rhythm of the body. Lack of sleep, irregular sleep, or disturbed sleep can lead to stress, anxiety, inability to focus, and even depression.

Not getting sound sleep during periods can aggravate these problems. To keep your energy levels up, quit late-night movie binging and decide on going to bed early. This will not only help you to feel more energized the day after, but your body will also thank you for it!

Including small power naps of 10-15 minutes during the day can also be the best way to boost energy levels during periods.

6. Try out relaxation techniques

Some might think relaxation and mindfulness are overrated, but in reality, it is an integral part of health and wellness that needs to be acknowledged. Taking out some time, a few minutes, or an hour for yourself is important. Relaxing your mind and body can help in destressing and calming down. This can help in regulating the rampant hormones in your body during periods that are causing you physical and mental distress.

Trying out aromatherapy, meditation, tai-chi, or any destressing activity can be beneficial for you during periods. This can lead to feelings of positivity, a sense of upliftment, and satisfaction. These positive emotions can motivate and increase your energy levels during periods.

So quit being sluggish during periods, start trying new things, exercise for health and fitness, and learn new habits to help your health, mood, and boost your energy levels during periods.



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