Many women don't enjoy some of the symptoms that come with menstruation. After all, they usually include moodiness, breakouts, and cramps. Our bodies experience a natural shift of hormones during this time which can cause these symptoms, but there are a number of things you can do during your period to help balance your hormones. Although you can't completely control your body's natural hormonal fluctuations, you can engage in habits that can help make your menstrual cycle a bit easier.
"Menstruation occurs when the two major hormones from the ovaries drop after ovulation (egg release) and after there is no fertilization of the egg," gynecologist Dr. Kim Langdon from ParentingPod.com tells Bustle. "It is this lack of hormones, or rapid decline, that triggers many of the symptoms of menstruation."
This shift in hormones such as estrogen and progesterone can affect everything from your mood to your energy levels and even what you crave, so you might want to do everything you can to help minimize this impact. These hormones can be affected by stress, so any habit that helps to alleviate your anxiety and worry can be beneficial to your wellbeing. Here are seven habits that help balance your hormones during your period, according to experts.