Vaginal Health And Workout: Take Care Of These Things While Exercising

Updated at: Sep 11, 2020
Vaginal Health And Workout: Take Care Of These Things While Exercising

While exercising, women should take care of the following things which help maintain the softness of vaginal area.

Tavishi Dogra
Women's HealthWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Sep 11, 2020

Are you doing exercise to stay fit and fine even after your busy routine? If yes, then you need to take care of your vaginal health too (while exercising). When you hit the gym, your vaginal areas and vulval produce sweat, which may lead to vaginal discomfort. And do you know when does it especially happen? When you do not wear proper clothing. Have you heard about sports vagina signs? Depending on the type of exercise, the symptoms of sports vagina may be severe or mild. However, it also depends on how often you work out and the intensity of exercise. Let's know more about it.

Take care of these 4 things related to vaginal health while exercising

  • Be careful while choosing clothes for workouts: Choose fabrics like nylon, spandex and polyester that are comfortable and flexible during activities. Women are often at risk of vaginal infection, which spreads due to sweat and dirt. Therefore, it is essential to wear clothes that enhance your physical performance while retaining the softness of your vaginal area. When doing workouts, choose loose clothing (including undergarments), which does not stick more to your vagina. This is because the harmful bacteria of sweat increases the risk of vagina and bladder infection. So choose cotton underwear, which covers the female anatomy well and relaxes the vaginal area.

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  • Drink plenty of water: Does drinking lots of water help a urinary tract infection? After an intensive workout, water emits out of the body in the form of sweat. In such a situation, due to lack of water, you may have itching problems in the vagina. So after work out, drink plenty of water. Also, apply a vaginal lotion (to the vagina) before the workout. Avoid complex exercise during periods. Wearing neat sportswear (to allow the vaginal area to breathe) can be an easy way to reduce sweating. Also, feminine hygiene wipes work well to prevent infection and odour (it also takes care of the vagina).
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  • Learn easy ways to avoid heat rash: Do you sweat a lot (especially in a hot or moist environment)? If yes then beware, as heat can cause fibrils in the vaginal area. So immediately change clothes as soon as you come to the gym. Sweat traps bacteria on the skin, blocking the sweat glands leading to a burning sensation with a small itchy red rash. Ideally, after a long workout, one must take off their sweaty clothes and take a shower. Wash and clean the entire area with vaginal wash and then wipe it dry with a clean cloth.
  • Using loo before the workouts: Working out may put additional pressure on the bladder, stopping their natural flow. The American Academy of Physicians has found that 50% of women between the ages of 40 and 60 suffer from urinary incontinence. Any exercise that increases abdominal pressure can create stress. So before doing the workouts, always use a loo (as it reduces the emphasis on the bladder).

Conclusion: Can you workout while treating a yeast infection? Yes, you can still exercise. But, you can also skip your workout due to the severity of inflammation. Do you know that working out can cause yeast infections? But you do not need to stop working out during treatment.

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