April 07, the date we celebrate the World Health Day. It was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The objective of this date is to contribute to the awareness about the importance of health and to warn us of the main problems that may affect the population.
Today, to talk about health, I chose a very feminine subject, which also affects men. A problem that only we women have, the MPS (premenstrual syndrome or PMT premenstrual tension).
For many, it may sound silly, but whoever suffers from premenstrual syndrome, knows what happens and that can have serious consequences.
Studies show that about 80% of women, in general, have some kind of change in the premenstrual period, and in 52% of them the symptoms interfere much in their mood, behavior and in their bodies.
The question is: can this set of physical, psychological and emotional problems, which attacks women during this period, be alleviated with physical activity?
To answer this question I consulted Gynecologist and Obstetrician, Dr. Josele
Rodrigues de Freitas.
According to Dr. Josele Freitas , MPS in some women is very intense, which can cause severe discomfort due to the hormonal changes characteristic of this phase. She explains that during such period there is water retention by the body, and this can make women gain weight, up to two pounds or more.
That’s why we get swollen. But as soon as menstruation arrives, everything returns to normal. Phew… Thank goodness.
Also, according to Dr. Freitas, sports practice can help all women at any time during MPS, both, in menstrual cramps, as well as in the premenstrual period and fluid retention. The important thing is that women should look for the sport they like best.
Walking, jogging, swimming, weight lifting, cycling, there is no contraindication. The ideal thing is to have pleasure, so it can indeed help alleviate the intensity of MPS.
I know very well what it is, and I found some really cool tips on how to reduce the symptoms of MPS:
1 – Eat calcium-rich foods that help reduce mood swings and decrease swelling. As an example: Sesame seed, flaxseed, sardines, orange, parsley, arugula, basil, kale, soy milk, pinto beans, spinach, broccoli and almonds.
2 – Decrease salt intake. Salt increases the water retention by the body;
3 – Do aerobic exercises that help reduce colic;
4 – Make acupuncture, yoga, meditation and / or massage that help you combat stress;
5 – Practice any sport you like a lot;
6 – Have an average of 8 hours of sleep everyday.
I hope you have enjoyed the tips. Then tell me about my tips on MPS. My race helped me a lot. How about and you? What helps you at this stage?
A kiss, and good health!