Natural Remedies: Running outside

Get that feel good feeling

Ok, we know that’s easier said than done when you’re losing enough blood to feed a large family of vampires, but getting your endorphins fired up is the surest way to life your mood and alleviate tension. ‘These ‘feel good’ chemicals are predominately released during exercise (and when we eat chocolate),’ says Amy.’An increase in endorphin levels helps to reduce pain and improve your mood. Instead of caving into your cravings (sorry!), get out and get active. Any aerobic exercise, such as walking, running or swimming, is recommended, for at least 30 minutes at a time, and can help to take your mind off of your period cramps.’