Say Yes to Trekking During Your Periods
Trekking During Your Periods?
Periods are natural, and there is nothing about it to be ashamed of These five days should not stop you from doing anything, they need to be managed properly.
Whenever we talk about periods, the things which strike the mind are; Cramps, Bleeding, Anxiety, Mood Swings Oh, it sounds painful!
Never let these things ruin your adventures and activities.
Cramps and Trekking
“I am a girl, and like you, I also go through the pain, bleeding and mood swings every month. In my case, the cramps are painful, but the fresh air, soothing environment and my physical activities on a trek are seriously pain-relieving.”
So for you, there is a chance that a hike and fresh air can make your days better. But, if you go through extreme pain and physical activities make your periods more painful, then do have seating with your gynaecologist for suggestions.
While Your Periods Carry These Things On A Trek
Enough Sanitary Pads or Tampons
Carry sanitary pads or tampons with you. The pads are not degradable, so they should not be disposed of anywhere in nature because it will harm the environment. Carry a zip lock bag with you to keep used pads.
If you don’t want to carry the used pads because of bad odour or any other reason then, do not hesitate to go for tampons. They are much more hygienic and easy to use. You only have to clean them with a tissue and some water. (Do not use wet wipes)
For hygiene do carry a sanitizer. Use it every time after changing pad to prevent infections. And, instead of your bag, keep it in your pocket to use anytime.
Zip Lock Bag
Keep your used pads or tampons in the zip lock bag, do sanitise your hands and move on. To prevent bad odour, you can use the double zippered pocket.
Carry pain relievers prescribed by the doctor. Our trek leader carries a medical kit so you can also get painkillers from them.
The Most Important Things –
Do Not Hesitate
On your trek, the leader can be a male or a female, and it’s a humble request if a male leads the trek, then there is no need to hesitate in seeking help. They are correctly aware and are trained to deal with such situations.
You Need to Prepare Yourself
Saying No to adventures just because of “Periods” is a bad idea because you never know what things you are going to miss. Remove this myth that trekking during periods is a taboo. The right preparation and right mind-set make trekking at this time possible.
Written by – Tulika Negi