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Published On: August 2, 2014
 By: Deborah Turner, Montana

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5 TIPS FOR WOMEN TO PREPARE FOR SWIMMING DURING THEIR PERIOD

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5 tips for women to prepare for swimming during their period



Some women may cringe at the thought of swimming during a menstrual cycle. Although this is a common women`s health issue, there are several factors to consider when jumping into the water. A tampon is a useful way to keep leaks at bay, as long as it is properly inserted and is the appropriate size for the amount of bleeding. Pain management, such as Advil or a heat pack, can provide relief from pain and cramping, making physical activity more enjoyable.

Some women may cringe at the thought of swimming during a menstrual cycle. Although this is a common women`s health issue, there are several factors to consider when jumping into the water. A tampon is a useful way to keep leaks at bay, as long as it is properly inserted and is the appropriate size for the amount of bleeding. Pain management, such as Advil or a heat pack, can provide relief from pain and cramping, making physical activity more enjoyable.



Mark Your Calendar

This is a useful way to stay on top of your period and be prepared for when it arrives. Whether there is a big event coming up, such as a vacation, or you are anxious to hit the water, it is important to know when to expect your monthly period. One advantage of this method is that you can make alternative plans if necessary. Or, you can pack extra tampons and other products so that you are fully prepared. A calendar is a useful reminder of other factors, such as flow intensity, length, and even times when you can expect your symptoms to be at their worst.



Use a Tampon

A tampon is simple to use and is an effective method for collecting blood. Before you jump into the water, make sure that the tampon string is tucked securely into your suit. The tampon is designed to expand, which will allow you plenty of time to swim comfortably in the water. Since you do not have to worry about leaks, you can swim as you please in clear water. Although some women may opt for alternatives, such as pads, it is important to remember that pads can leak and can come undone once they get wet in the water.



Consider Adding a Layer of Clothing

Whether you are using a bulky pad or just want extra protection, it can be helpful to have another layer of clothing. A pair of board shorts or a fun and stylish wrap will add a fashionable look to your bathing suit. These clothing items can help to conceal tampon strings or leaks if they occur. If you are afraid of spotting while you are in the water, this is a helpful way to cover up. For extra security, a darker colored piece of clothing or one that has a busy pattern can be a useful choice.



Pain Relief

When you are in pain from your period, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. However, exercise is a natural way to reduce painful cramps and will leave you feeling energetic. For this reason, pain relief in the form of medications, such as Advil, or even hot or cold packs can be a useful option. If you are an athlete, effective pain relief can enhance performance by decreasing bothersome symptoms. Women who suffer from painful and intense cramps should keep in mind the safety concerns of swimming during this time.



Say No

In some cases, it may be easier just to say no to entering the water while you are menstruating. Whether you are suffering from painful cramps or your flow is heavy, it is reasonable to stay out of the water. Some women prefer to wait until around the third day of the cycle, when the flow is more manageable. If you are an athlete who is required to swim, take the instructor aside and calmly explain your situation. Women who are at the beach or a party can simply use this time to catch some extra rays.


































































































When it comes to swimming and menstruation, you may have mixed feelings. On one hand, the exercise is a useful way to reduce cramps and promote circulation. However, fear of spotting may be preventing you from enjoying yourself. There are several helpful ways to help combat this common women`s health issue, such as marking your calendar so that you know when to expect your next cycle.



 
 
 
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