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Added January 09, 2014

Stay Active This Winter (Even on Your Period)

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Staying active in winter is easy for girls on the go. Whether you're bundling up and hitting the slopes or heading indoors for a game of basketball or a few laps in the pool, being on your period doesn’t mean you have to put the brakes on your activities. Instead, roll with it and keep going!


There are a lot of advantages to sticking with your activities no matter what time of the month. Exercise can help keep cramps away, give your skin a healthy glow and boost your mood.



If you feel off your game and period cramps are getting you down, try some of these winter activities and tips for staying active.


Take Outdoor Activities Inside

Go swimming, run track, try cheerleading or play basketball, softball, kickball and soccer. So many sports have an indoor version, so don’t miss out — rain or snow! Get a couple of friends and head to the local rec center to see if you can start or join a game. Who knows, you might even end up meeting some new friends, too.


Bundle up for Outdoor Sports

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy being active. Go sledding, skating or skiing. It’s a great way to have fun and get some exercise! Plus, you might learn something new.


6 Tips for Staying Active

If you’re enjoying indoor or outdoor sports this winter, make sure you are taking care of your body! Here are six tips to follow for your winter exercise routine:


1. Stay hydrated

2. Get plenty of sleep

3. Eat nutritious foods

4. Listen to your body. If something hurts, stop

5. Stretch before and after you exercise

6. Remember the importance of good period protection


Period Protection

When you’re staying active, it’s best to use period protection that works for you — you need to feel comfortable so you can give it your all! Pads, pantiliners and tampons can all provide you with the protection you need. Just pick what you like best. One great option is Tampax Pearl Active Plastic Tampons. They offer high-performance protection so you’ll feel comfortable, secure and confident enough to be your best. Try mixing and matching your protection, too. Wear a pantiliner (like Always Incredibly Thin Liners) with your tampon or on your light days. The more protected you are, the more you can focus on your game!


You’re all set! Now that you have some ideas and tips for staying active this winter, get out there and have some fun. You'll feel stronger and healthier and proud that you did!

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Posted December 09, 2012
very helpful. im in sports and it can be a pain when using a pad.
Posted February 17, 2012
the last time i wore a tampon waz a couple months ago and i didnt like them so now im afraid 2 use them again but i'll keep trying!!!!!
Posted October 21, 2011
Im the Cheerleading captin and it was so hard hiding my pad while I was cheering and doing jumps and stunts! Now w/tampax it's a breeze!
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