You dread the mood swings, lethargy, weight gain and headaches that inevitably show up a week before your period is due. You wish there was some magical remedy to alleviate your PMS but you don't want to go whining to your ob/gyn nor do you want to take over-the-counter medications. You are not alone.
Thirty-five million women share your PMS pain. The good news is that you don't have to resort to prescription or over-the-counter drugs for PMS and you don't have to put up with PMS, either. Understanding why PMS occurs and learning ways to treat it will help you finally get rid of premenstrual syndrome for good.
Exercise. Thys-Jacobs explains, "Moderate physical exercise on a daily basis can boost one's energy, increase blood flow and relax muscles. Bicycling, vigorous walking, jogging can all help to alleviate PMS symptoms." In addition, exercise provides numerous other benefits to your health, including physical fitness, weight loss or gain (depending on your goals and workouts), radiant skin, and brighter moods (think endorphins).
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