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Sustainability Starts At Home

What does sustainability in your home truly mean? We will be unpacking the answer to this question today. There are numerous ways to do this through every industry, every problem, and anything you purchase, use, or discard on a regular basis. And no, you don't have to do a complete overhaul; you definitely don't have to replace perfectly good/functional items with more "sustainable" alternatives. A lifestyle change, rather than a crash diet approach, is needed to live a more sustainable life. If you’re scratching your head wondering what all the “living a sustainable lifestyle” hype is about, and why it's so significant - start by considering the following benefits: -Being able to sustain yourself in some aspects of life indicates...

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Natural Remedies For Periods (Part 2) ~ Physical Fitness

  Period cramps may be excruciatingly painful and disrupt your everyday routine before or during your cycle. While some people just have minor cramps, others aren't so fortunate. The last thing you want to think about when you are suffering from cramps, bloating, and nausea is exercise and physical fitness in general. However, research has shown it to be an effective cure for PMS and period pain. Movement during menstruation can provide more than just a distraction from the pain; it can also help with soreness, cramping, and inflammation. Relieving Pain With Exercise Exercising has been shown to help alleviate menstrual cramps in many people. Endorphins i.e. brain chemicals that enhance happiness, are released while you exercise. If you enjoy...

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Natural Remedies For Periods (Part 1) ~ Diet

Although your menstrual cycle can vary depending on your age, abnormal oestrogen levels and fibroids may cause pelvic pain and heavy bleeding up until menopause. The following natural dietary remedies will help you feel better, sleep better, while relieving pain and cramping: Hydrate Yourself Drinking more water may help relieve bloating, which can exacerbate symptoms. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water each day, particularly during your period. You can add some mint or lemon wedges to your glass for some flavour. Reduce the salt intake while you increase your water intake, as salt promotes fluid accumulation and bloating. Avoid alcohol because it causes dehydration. Diarrhoea or vomiting are also common menstrual occurrences for some women, hence it's...

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Sustainable Periods In 10 Easy Steps

Any new experience, like using a menstrual cup for the first time, can be challenging. It can take a few periods for you to get used to the cup but believe us when we say it's all worth it and that you have nothing to be concerned about. The ends justify the means, which may include experimenting with various folding and insertion techniques. Again, don’t worry,  here is a stepwise guide - right from pre insertion to post removal: Step 1 Sanitize your Femino cup in boiling water for 3-5 minutes before using it for the first time. Make sure the cup does not touch the bottom or the side of the pot. The heat could melt the silicone. Step...

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Yoga Poses For Your Periods

 Although fundamentally menstruation is the same for everybody, each individual's cycle is unique. Most people would agree that being on their period is not pleasurable. Nevertheless, reactions range from being grateful for one's fertility to being irritated & curled up in discomfort. The poses below are part of a restorative at-home practice, especially during this pandemic, and can help with your cramps. Give them a try rather than cuddling up with a heating pad during your period. And yes, you can do these asanas with a Femino menstrual cup. It is completely safe and secure. Lotus Pose To do the Lotus Pose, also known as Padmasana in Sanskrit, you need to practice opening your hips regularly. With a deliberate stretch...

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