16 Apr Swimming during your period. We debunk the myths here
There are many myths, notions and beliefs regarding swimming while on your period. The good news is that if your follow some common-sense guidance you can enjoy what you love no matter what time of the month it is. Let’s jump right in.
Myth 1: It’s dangerous to your health to go swimming while on your period.
Good news, it’s not!
Since both indoor and outdoor swimming pools add a halogen like chlorine or bromine to the water, that kill bacteria, your chances of catching an infection while swimming in the pool are very low. As always, if you are experiencing anything unusual “down there”, check with your Doctor.
Myth 2: During your period you should sit out while others enjoy the water.
Not at all. Jump right in, it’s perfectly ok.
While chilling by the beachside might not sound extremely inviting amidst cramping and other period side effects, feel free to get off the couch and engage in some healthy activity.
In fact, many Women’s health experts advocate a number of exercises, including swimming during your period.
Myth 3: Swimming will worsen my period cramps.
On the contrary.
Studies have shown that exercises like swimming and the soothing lapping of the water could ease and provide a calming effect. In addition, the buoyancy is therapeutic against any bloating you may experience.
Myth 4: You can’t swim with a tampon.
Of course you can!
In fact, tampons are the most fitting and easy-to-carry option if you want to take a dip in the water while on your period.
Just insert a tampon, before you get in the water, and make sure you tuck the string away, to avoid any unwanted embarrassment.
Remember the basis rule with tampons. Don’t keep them inserted for more than eight hours. This significantly reduces the risk of getting toxic shock syndrome.
So, there you have it. You don’t have to be afraid of the water, at least when it comes to your period. Unless of course you can’t swim!
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