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More Ways to Tackle PMS

In our last blog, we talked about what you can eat to help ease PMS symptoms. This time we’re going to discuss some physical things you can do to make PMS a little more bearable.

Aerobic Exercise

Some studies have shown that getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity each day can help ease symptoms such as cramping, fatigue and depression. Here are some activities to try:

  • Walking/Running
  • Elliptical training
  • Cycling
  • Rowing
  • Swimming

Don’t forget to warm up and cool down, so your body has time to adapt to the movement.

Yoga and Breathing

Headaches, anxiety, depression and stress plague many women before and during their periods. Taking some time to stretch and breathe can help center your emotions, making you feel more at ease.

Whether you do a full yoga class or a five-minute guided breathing activity, working relaxation techniques into your schedule can make a big difference in your mental and physical states.

Sleep

A lesser-known symptom of PMS is insomnia. Not getting enough sleep can really take a toll on your body and mind, and it can make symptoms worse.

Getting your mind to wind down is half the battle when it comes to sleep. Give yourself time away from your phone before bed, create a bedtime routine or try some guided meditation to get your mind ready for sleep.

A big part of beating PMS is being aware of the symptoms you’re experiencing. To get a better idea of what your body experiences during each phase, track your symptoms in the Garmin Connect Menstrual Cycle Tracking feature.

Check out the Menstrual Cycle Tracking in Garmin Connect blog post to learn more about setting up the feature and downloading the Connect IQ app.

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