Traveling during periods

8 USEFUL TIPS FOR TRAVELLING DURING PERIODS

Women

Let’s face it! Travelling while having periods can be really painful and stressful at the same time. It certainly becomes annoying to consider your periods when planning a trip. 

Women all over the world deal with painful periods, but with some preparations in advance, you can get through it. 

Let’s not waste time and look at some tips that can help you deal with periods while travelling.  

  • CARRY A POWER PERIOD PACK

It’s quite obvious to pack a list of items that you would require when you’re travelling. Your period pack kit should comprise:

  1. Sanitary Pads/Napkins: Carry enough sanitary pads/tampons and keep a few in your handbag for instant and easy access.
  2. Heating Pad/belt: A heating pad/belt can give you a soothing and relaxing experience during the periods. You just need to simply charge it until warm and use it on your back or any other area where you feel discomfort. 
  1. Painkillers/Medications: Don’t forget to pack any painkillers that you take for menstrual cramps to avoid looking for pharmacies in unfamiliar areas and risk the possibility of not finding the exact medicine. You can also pack a few sachets of chamomile tea and ginger tea for natural pain relief. 
  • DO NOT SKIP EXERCISE

Gynaecologists prescribe stretching, yoga, brisk walking and other low-intensity exercises even if you travel as it helps in loosening up the sore muscles and eventually soothing the cramps. If you are travelling to a beautiful scenic place, a fresh morning or evening walk can rejuvenate you for the whole day. 

  • WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES

You can’t find yourself trapped in a tight pair of jeans while suffering from menstrual cramps and that too at a place that gets hot and sweaty in the day. To avoid the risk of developing an annoying case, it’s better to ditch tight, fashionable, uncomfortable clothes for comfy clothing. Loose-fitting tops and loose pants are a great idea, paired with comfortable footwear. 

  • CARRY EXTRA SUPPLIES

Carrying some extra essentials is not only convenient but a rational decision to maintain hygiene in an unfamiliar place. Some extra things that you can carry along are:

  1. Detergent: To regularly clean your belongings and not carry back home stained clothing, you can prefer carrying detergent with you during such times. Many times, you can not hand over your stained clothes to the hotel staff for laundry.
  2. Extra towels, napkins & bedsheets: If you are travelling to a place that has a limited supply of bath and linen, it’s better to carry extra napkins, towels, innerwear, bedsheets, etc. 
  • EAT HEALTHY FOOD
Healthy food | 8 USEFUL TIPS FOR TRAVELLING DURING PERIODS
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Everyone likes to be experimental with cuisines when they visit a different place but if you are on your periods, you have to be slightly careful regarding your diet. Also, you can eat bananas, pineapples, and kiwi to beat cramps. Bananas contain Vitamin B6 and a healthy dose of potassium, which helps in relieving cramping. While Kiwis help in digesting proteins more easily, Pineapples are also an ideal choice as they contain bromelain, an enzyme that fights inflammation. You can also grab some ginger which acts as a stomach soother and also helps in managing gas and bloating. 

  • EAT DARK CHOCOLATES

You can not forget to pack some dark chocolate to relax your muscles and ease periods cramps. Some studies have shown that milk chocolate shows mild improvements in menstrual pain while dark chocolate shows the best improvement. Dark chocolate is higher in magnesium than milk chocolate which helps relax muscles and stop the production of compounds that signal cramps. Copper, another major nutrient present in dark chocolate, creates pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins and is thus beneficial for easing menstrual pain. 

  • REFRAIN FROM ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

Drinking alcohol during periods can lead to prolonged cramps and dehydration. The level of Magnesium present in the body fluctuates during periods and drinking alcohol can worsen it. The lower the magnesium, the lower your blood sugar which further leads to dizziness and cravings. Alcohol intake also increases the level of estrogen present in your body and can, therefore, make you feel more emotional about things that are not big otherwise. That’s why say a strict ‘No’ to alcohol to enjoy your travels without any issue. 

  • CARRY LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL ROLL-ONS

Lavender oils have anti-inflammatory properties which help in reducing period cramps and menstrual bleeding. For better sleep and relaxation, lavender oil is perfect as it soothes the prostaglandins that mediate pain and uterine contractions. Opt for oils that are 100 per cent natural and safe to use. Other oils that you can use are cinnamon oil, clary sage, roman chamomile, peppermint oil, and clove oil. 

CONCLUSION

8 USEFUL TIPS FOR TRAVELLING DURING PERIODS
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Getting periods is quite normal. Hence, there is no point stressing about it, especially when you have to travel. Travelling is a wonderful experience and should be enjoyed to the fullest.

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