Some women think that swimming at the time of the menstrual period is not the right choice. In fact, swimming is great exercise for women who are menstruating, because the water will lift the body and relieve pressure on the back so it can relieve cramps.
Reporting from the LIVESTRONG, Friday (9/17/2010), here are some ways to be able to swim at the time of menstruation:
1. How to use sanitary napkins
Place the pads right in the crotch of a bathing suit or underwear that will be used for swimming. Make sure you do not use pads that have wings (wing), as will be seen from the outside bathing suit.
Bandage used will not be destroyed because the water will put pressure on, so stay safe swimming during menstruation.
In addition, the pads will help hold the blood. By the time you’re in the first days of the menstrual period is still a lot of blood coming out, try to replace the pads as often as possible while swimming. This is because water will be absorbed by the pads, thus making it unable to absorb more blood.
If still in doubt, you can try to swim during the last days of the menstrual period, which is when the blood that came out not too much.
2. How to use the swimming suit
Wear a bathing suit with the normal. Adjust the size bathing suit with your body size, so as to encompass the whole area of the groin and pads are not visible from outside the clothing pool.
Make sure the pads securely in a bathing suit, so it will not float out when you swim.
3. Places to swim
You can swim in the pool, lake or sea. You will still be able to move freely and swim normally using the pads in a bathing suit.