With the entire world battling the highly contagious virus, maintaining hygiene and social distance are the measures everyone is following. People are advised to wash hands with soap frequently, stay inside their houses and avoid gatherings. Another equally important thing is to boost immunity with the intake of balanced food and exercise. These guidelines are common to all and must be followed prudently to contain the spread of deadly COVID 19. But the health of women in the times of their menstruation cycle particularly needs special attention and caretaking.
The immunity system of women goes down while they are menstruating, and this make them more
vulnerable to infections. Therefore, it is very important to keep yourself healthy and well -nourished and
at the same time maintain a proper menstrual hygiene. All of us have our families to look after and while
doing so, we often neglect our own health. Let us all give priority to ourselves too and equally give time
to ourselves. There are certain guidelines you can follow that will ensure that you keep up a good health
and are away from the reach of infections.
Paridhi Mantri who is managing Consumer Insights & Product innovation at Paree Sanitary Napkins,
shares some of her insights to care take during periods. Paree, is known for its innovative and heavyflo
champion sanitary napkins. It takes care of heavy-flow days and keeps you complete wetness free.
Below are the few important tips to maintain a hygienic and healthy lifestyle, especially during your
1. Frequently change your sanitary napkins in every 4-5hours and give your private parts a good
wash after each change.
2. The sanitary pads should be of good quality and have super quick and high absorption power, to
give you a soft and dry feeling all day. Make sure that you are using soft feel products to avoid
any rash and itching.
3. Some sort of physical and mental exercise is must! For example, a light workout (refrain from
heavy lifting exercises), meditation, yoga and breathing exercises will help promote an efficient
blood circulation which will keep the immune system work effectively.
4. A proper and balanced diet is must! Your food habits talk a lot about your health and immune
system. Make sure that you are eating healthy foods rich in vitamins and proteins. Also include
fruits, sprouts, dairy and dry fruits in your diet. Avoid non vegetarian food for the time being.
5. Keep cleaning and washing yourself properly and make sure you are dry down there. A thorough
wash with simple water will be more than good.
6. Give yourself proper rest and avoid taking any kind of stress. Have a sound sleep of at least 8
hours and give ample time to your body to recover.
7. Disposal of the sanitary napkins is one of the most important part of menstrual health
management. Make sure that you wrap the used pad in newspaper or the disposable bag before
discarding it in dustbin. Do not throw it out in the loose and don’t flush it down the toilet as it
will result in clogging.
Do not tire yourself with all the housework, instead take a break and rest. Take up a new hobby or pick
up something that you love but haven’t been able to accord much time to, like painting, dancing,
reading for fitness and agility of mind. Keep a positive attitude and indulge in healthy habits. Make the
most of this lock down by focusing this time on yourself and keep your both body and mind fit. Make
your family members adopt a hygienic and healthy lifestyle as well. Give yourself time physically and
mentally during this shut down. Work on yourself and keep glowing from out and within.