Office Yoga vs. Menstrual Cramps [Infographic]

Day-to-day office work is stressful enough, what more during the days you are on your period?

Dysmenorrhea affects women in different ways. Some women barely even notice their periods, while others get mild to severe cramps. When cramps are so debilitating, getting out of bed is a challenge – and the thought of heading to work is even more unnerving.

One of the ways to treat menstrual discomfort is to engage in stretching and exercise, specifically ones that target the lower abdominal and lower back regions. Some women worry about being too active during their period – as you are prone to back stains­­ – but by using longer feminine pads or menstrual cups to keep you protected, that won’t be an issue.

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Foods that fight PMS [Infographic + Video]

«There’s a scientific reason women jones for junk food in the days preceding and during that time of the month. Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone—the main reproductive hormones—plummet in the days leading up to your period and remain low for the first few days of it, according to gynecologist Rebecca Booth, M.D., author of “The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age.”

“This sharp decline in hormones results in falling levels of mood-supporting brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, causing cravings for foods that elevate them, like chocolate (dopamine) and starchy foods (serotonin),” explains Dr. Booth.»

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Pesticide Free Garden: Natural Ways to Fight Off Pests and Save Your Garden [Infographic]

Written by Kelly Roberson on Fix.com

5 Ways To Manage Stress

Found on NatureBox

Is stress bogging you down? Yeah, it happens to the best of us. Managing stress can feel easier said than done – but that doesn’t have to mean losing sleep over it. We’ve got five handy tips to help ease your anxiety. The short story?

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Flu-Fighting Foods via @HealthyFood999

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This time of the year is usually associated with colds and flu – climate changes affect the body and that is the main reason why we are susceptible to different illnesses.

Horseradish recipe against flu and colds
Natural Homemade Remedy For Cold And Flu