Getting ready for a competition - menstrual panties as a solution?

Se préparer pour une compétition - la culotte menstruelle comme solution ?

Preparing for a sports competition, whatever the discipline (tennis, marathon, trail, judo, dance, etc.), requires regular training, a complete diet and requires a lot of effort from the body. In short: considerable effort, regularity and a very strict discipline. But then, when you have your period, how do you continue to train?


Are sports and periods compatible?


Contrary to what we might think, sport can help reduce period pain. Indeed, after a certain amount of activity (about 30 minutes), the body releases beta-endorphin, which will cause a feeling of well-being and act on the pain sensation.
A 2001 study shows that sportswomen suffer less from dysmenorrhea than non-sportswomen.


How to choose the right sanitary protection for sports?


To perform well in a sport, you need to be comfortable in your sportswear and equipment, and therefore logically comfortable with the sanitary protection used. Our collection of menstrual panties is totally adapted to any sport practice and will accompany you for 5 years :)
For water sports like swimming, the best sanitary protection if you have light flows will be the menstrual swimsuit. If on the other hand, you have a medium flow, you can ally our menstrual swimsuit with an internal hygienic protection, like the cup or a tampon (we choose it bio to avoid any chemical component) or the cup.
For all other sports, the hygienic protection par excellence remains the menstrual panties. Indeed our menstrual panties Elia - according to the chosen flow - allow an effectiveness of absorption of 12 hours (attention all the same at the time of a sporting practice, the flow can be more abundant than usual due to the movements). We recommend our Louison cyclist (suitable for hemorrhagic flows), our Sixtine or Armande shorts and our Simone panties for sports use.


What to eat during menstruation and sports? Diet in all this:


As in any sport practice, food plays a key role, and even more so during menstruation. Before and after your period, when you practice a sport, it is even more important to have a good supply of protein and iron. This can be done through animal proteins (such as red meat) or vegetable proteins (such as legumes). To assimilate these proteins and iron, it is also important to have a sufficient intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as peppers, kiwis, oranges, guava...


What sports should I do when I have period pains?


As we have seen previously, in theory, we can practice any type of sport during our period. But, if you feel more comfortable with the practice of a "soft" sport we can recommend you yoga which in addition to working the flexibility and the musculation, allows to relax by using the breathing. Pilates will also contribute to the relaxation by movements to soften the muscles of the perineum and the abdominal muscles, which will allow to attenuate the contractions of the periods. The same goes for stretching, which will lengthen the muscles and contribute to relaxation. As for dancing, this practice will influence your well-being and your mood by letting off steam to music that you enjoy. It also helps to minimize the feeling of bloating.
Sport can be a solution for painful periods. However, some people feel unable to exercise during their period: it's totally ok.
Period pain varies from person to person, as does the level of fatigue. People with heavier and longer periods may suffer from anemia and severe fatigue, which makes it more difficult to practice sports. Others will want to exercise during their period. The important thing is to listen to yourself and your body.


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