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Do you have trouble sticking with your aquatic fitness routine when your period comes? At the Ripple Club, we keep exercising during that time of the month – why? Because you can actually exercise in water during your period and enjoy it! In this article we will show you how aqua workouts can actually improve those pesky PMS symptoms. Read on and I bet you will dive in as soon as you discover that aquatic workouts can make you feel great during that time of the month we all dread!

Say Goodbye to Cramps: Exercising in water can significantly alleviate menstrual cramps. The buoyancy of the water helps reduce the impact on your joints and bones, providing a supportive and soothing environment to ease uncomfortable cramps and make you feel weightless.

Mood Boosting Magic: Water workouts release endorphins, the feel-good hormones that can counteract the mood swings often associated with PMS. The rhythmic nature of water exercises can create a calming effect on the mind, promoting a positive mental state. No more moody days!

Increased Energy Levels: Rather than succumbing to the lethargy that often accompanies your period, immerse yourself in a water-based workout to experience an energy boost. The resistance of the water engages multiple muscle groups, helping to revitalise your body and spirit – so you leave the pool feeling refreshed and positive!

No More Bloating Woes: Water acts as a natural diuretic, aiding in reducing water retention and bloating. Exercising in the water can promote better circulation, assisting your body in flushing out excess fluids and minimising that uncomfortable bloated feeling.

Now that I’ve convinced you to jump in, you might be wondering how to keep exercising in the water during your period? There is actually more than one option!

Menstrual Cups

A menstrual cup is a small, flexible cup that you insert into your vagina. Instead of absorbing your period flow, like a tampon or pad, the cup catches and collects your flow. After 8 to 12 hours, you remove the cup and wash it out for reuse. Menstrual cups is as a reliable option to maintain comfort and hygiene during water workouts. They provide leak-free protection, allowing you to focus on your exercise routine without any worries!

Where can I buy it?

You can buy your menstrual cup online or at the nearest pharmacy.  They usually cost between $30 to $50, but think about how much you will save on tampons and pads! You can buy it here

Tampons

We all know the good ol’ tampons, but to my surprise a lot of women do not use them here in Singapore! If you are keen to try tampons, they are a great choice as they are available in all supermarkets and pharmacies in Singapore. It is also the best option when your periods happen right before class! Ensure you use the right absorbency level for your flow and don’t forget you have it on!

Most tampons boxes will be between $9 to $15. You can buy some here  

 

Menstrual Swimwear

This one is quite new, I’m sure most of you have never heard of it! Period underwear is now more and more popular with people who wore pads as they are much more comfortable to use, cheaper in the long run and better for the planet. Did you know there is a version of these available for the water? I have not found menstrual swimwear in Singapore (yet) but there are a few brands that ship internationally. These high-quality menstrual swimwear are designed specifically for water activities. These innovative garments offer discreet protection and peace of mind, so you can move freely and confidently throughout your workout – How amazing is that!

Where can I buy it?
From Australian brand Azure Belle or from Period Co. in Singapore. Try it and let me know what you think!

Ladies, don’t let your period put a damper on your fitness routine! Embrace the water, feel the freedom, and enhance your overall well-being during that time of the month. So, slip into your favorite swimsuit, grab your menstrual essentials, and join a Ripple Club class. We are waiting for you!