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Anxiety: Calm the distress

When it comes to period symptoms, period cramps and bloating steal the show. But hey, there’s a third symptom that’s highly underrated but equally annoying – anxiety. Anxiety is the hallmark symptom of PMS, and if you know what we’re talking about, this is for you. Here are four effective ways to calm the monthly distress!

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If period anxiety freaks you out, channelize all your energy into a power-packed exercise routine.

  • Research shows aerobic exercise is especially helpful
  • A simple bike ride, dance class or even a brisk walk can be a powerful tool for those suffering from period anxiety
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Using relaxation techniques to reduce stress helps control your period anxiety.

  • Practising yoga every day can help manage stress and reduce anxiety levels
  • Regular meditation can calm the nerves
  • Massage therapy helps with relaxing the mind and body


If your sleep habits are messy, there’s a great chance your emotions are too. Getting enough sleep is crucial to control feelings of anxiety and stress.

  • Regulate your sleep cycle with 6-8 hours of sleep
  • Maintain consistency in sleeping time and waking up time
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They say ‘you are what you eat’, and rightly so. There are certain kinds of foods which can help you manage your anxiety-inducing cravings. Including those in your diet might help greatly.

  • Eat a diet rich with complex carbohydrates like whole grains and starchy vegetables
  • Foods rich in calcium such as yoghurt and milk help too

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