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Menstrual Cramp Relief Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Menstrual Cramp Relief.

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Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have...  Read more

How to Stop a Migraine in Its Tracks

If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr...  Read more

Eat to Beat PMS

PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen...  Read more

Guide to Herbal Supplements

An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.   Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n...  Read more

question for women over 40 about menstrual period
Updated 5/17/2016 12:20:22 AM

Hi! I wasn't sure where to ask this question. I'm 43, and my period is still going, and it's been 17 days straight. I've researched it online, and the websites tell me this is common is perimenopause, which can start as early as the age of 35. I'm no...  Read more

Omg I am so sore!!! Leg cramps are not my friend..
Updated 5/11/2016 9:03:16 AM

Omg I am so sore!!! Leg cramps are not my friend..that's what I get for not stretching before kickball yesterday 😭...  Read more

Wanted to know if anyone else get muscle cramps wh
Updated 5/5/2016 11:38:05 AM

Wanted to know if anyone else get muscle cramps when you start exercising ? I'm really getting frustrated . I think I'm lacking something in my diet. Every time I start exercising my arm gets a cramp and it takes a min.to get it out it's uncomfortabl...  Read more

I'm cramping so bad it hurts to move. I know it's
Updated 5/2/2016 2:56:08 PM

I'm cramping so bad it hurts to move. I know it's not lack of water, it's shark week. 😱 Going to do some yoga but I don't think I'll be able to get my run in. This stinks....  Read more

Any tips for not cramping while jogging
Updated 5/2/2016 2:17:12 PM

Any tips for not cramping while jogging...  Read more

Chamomile Tea For Bloat or Stomach Upset

Chamomile Tea has a fruity flavor. Chamomile tea helps to calm and soothe down feelings of anxiety, nervousness and depression since it has mild sedatives. Chamomile tea is often used to treat problems like bloating, nausea, gas, irritable bowel synd...  Read more

Dont use your monthly "special visit" as an excuse to not exercise!

Using menstrual cycle/cramps as an excuse to not exercise is silly and ancient! Studies show that light exercise could be highly beneficial because they help to relieve the muscular stiffness and spasm that is experienced during this period and secon...  Read more

Eastern Star

Sisters and Brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star: we share in the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Let us also share our healthy inspirations!...  Read more

The Natural Benefits of Ginger

The next time you get an upset stomach, you might be relieved to know that you don't have to down spoonfuls of gross pink fluid or chew chalky tablets. In case of bellyache, stock your fridge with one thing: Ginger. Hundreds of years ago, people...  Read more

11 Hidden Signs You Might Have a Thyroid Problem

If you are a Dancing with the Stars fan, you are likely familiar with co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet’s recent surgery to remove her thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, Brooke’s history with thyroid issues is not unique; an estimated 27 million A...  Read more