SURFING AND WOMEN’S HEALTH
Attention, in this article there are such words as “menstruation” and “vagina”, if you are a man and do not want anatomical details – do not read, just throw a link to your surfing friends.
If you are lucky to be born with a set of chromosomes XX, the imprint of the hormonal background is superimposed on most of your life. PMS, pain, fatigue, tearfulness – repeating regularly, these things become familiar and mundane. The female cycle naturally also influences surfing. Kitchen conversations confirm that among my acquaintances there was not a single girl who would say that she did not notice any difference during the whole month. The most common complaint is a lack of strength right in front of menstruation and in the early days. Next on the list is poor coordination on the same dates.
From my own experience I can say that a bad wheelchair can ruin your mood for the whole day. And when this bad wheelchair is superimposed on a bad mood (especially if you do not build a connection between your hormonal background and physical condition), you can be very upset. Personally, I noticed the following: on days when estrogen and progesterone are at a minimum, and menstruation corresponds to such a combination of them, I have disgusting coordination of movements. That is, there are forces, and it turns out to catch the waves, but at least something to do on them is very difficult. But what is there, even just to maintain equilibrium is worth more than usual labor. In this regard, I prefer to skip 2-3 days of a gurney and devote this time to quieter things that do not require active body movements. If it suddenly happens that it’s impossible not to ride – the waves are too good or the height of the surf trip – I try to treat myself as condescendingly as possible.
SOME THINGS EVEN
BETWEEN US GIRLS
NOT FREQUENTLY DISCUSSED
If the effect and the corresponding restrictions are individual with the monthly, then I’m going to tell you about the rules that all girls must follow without exception, because we are talking about health.
Rule # 1. Do not write in water.
I always said this: people are divided into two types: those who write in the ocean, and those who lie. And then for more than a year I suffered from regular and very frequent exacerbations of cystitis. The fact is that our female body has a peculiarity – the urinary tract in women is short and wide, it closes slowly and with a little delay. This leads to the fact that if we write in water, then a little surrounding fluid at the very end of the process enters the channel. If there are pathogenic microbes in this surrounding water (and there is a high probability of it in the ocean), then once in the favorable environment of our body, they begin to multiply rapidly. Together with mild hypothermia, which is always there, even if you ride in the tropics, it’s two hours in water – an environment with high thermal conductivity, the temperature of which even at the equator is lower than the human body temperature, these bacteria provoke an inflammatory disease – cystitis. So, if you regularly suffer (and do not call it another way!) Due to pain during urination, this may well be your case. Take tests, undergo a course of treatment, and once and for all give up this convenient but harmful exercise – empty the bladder on the lineup. Longboarders have an advantage – if they have a strong desire, and there is no way out, for example, you need to go boating to the shore, and she is standing in the canal and waiting for other surfers, you can sit on the board on your knees and relieve yourself like that. Yes, not very aesthetically pleasing, but if you linger in the channel, no one will notice anything, and your health will be safe. The main rule is not in the water!
Rule # 2. Do not walk in a wet suit
All the same hypothermia, that is, hypothermia, threatens those who like to relax after a gurney without changing clothes. It was not in vain that mothers taught us not to sit in the cold – this is how to catch ovarian inflammation and other very harmful and unpleasant diseases. Wet gidrik is like a cold stone glued to your ass, and if you actively move in the water, the blood circulates and does not allow you to cool down very much, then resting on the shore in a neoprene suit, you can preserve the cold in the most inappropriate place for this. Poncho, sarongs, towels – there are many ways to change clothes without changing rooms, do not be lazy, use them immediately leaving the ocean.
IN HYDRIC YOU CAN WALK “BEFORE”
BUT NOT AFTER
Rule # 3. Wash sand thoroughly.
This scary story was told to me by a friend. I will tell you in detail so that you will be scared, just like me. We’ll call our friend Oksana. Once Oksana rolled, sat on the beach, dried up and went about her business as she was, in a swimsuit. She only managed to wash and change clothes in the evening. And then Oksana had a terrible inflammation in the vagina, swelling, pain, abscess and a real operation. It turned out that fine sand got into the channel of the gland that produces lubricant, and clogged it. There is nothing more to say here – after a wheelchair, you must go to the shower and how to rinse each fold.