Hiking is one of the most soul-nourishing types of exercise we can do. Getting outside into the elements and feeling the freshness of the outdoor air on your face. It’s a great way to exercise without it feeling like a workout. If you get into the habit of taking solo time to hike or joining friends for a fun day of hanging out and hiking, inevitably comes a time when your period presents you with a choice with the possibility of missing out. Fortunately, a menstrual cup can help.
The benefits of hiking
Letting your senses indulge in nature by hiking has many benefits for physical, mental, and social health. Spending time outdoors in nature can reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. It’s a great time to clear your thoughts. Some people do their best thinking while walking.
If you hike with others, you get some much-needed connection and a chance to nurture your friendships. Something you can’t usually say about hitting a treadmill at the gym. There’s also a lot to be said about the pleasant distraction of nature and not realizing you’re actually exercising. During a period, we should do everything we can to pay attention to what we need.
Hiking during your period can be a problem
Your friends all make a plan for a fun Saturday hike in nature. You don’t want to miss out, but don’t quite trust your flow either. As hikes can last several hours, if not all day, you might hesitate to join in during your period. Out in nature, unless your route is familiar and planned, it can be difficult to judge where your pad and menstrual changes will come in, especially if you need a lot of them. The assigned bathroom breaks might not cut it for your heavy flow, and taking extra pants isn’t a part of your plans.
Apart from potential leaks, if pads are your go-to, chafing can set in as you work up a sweat. And nobody ever has fun while chafing sets in. You can still enjoy the outdoors on your period if you set yourself up for success.
How a menstrual cup can help
With a higher capacity and longer wearing time, switching to a menstrual cup can help you relax and enjoy the moment. Whether you make a switch for all your period needs or keep one on hand, at Capd Period, we value flexibility in life.
We designed CapdCup to be the ultimate all-day adventure partner. Up to 12-hour wear and high capacity for heavy flow, be able to say yes whenever you wish. With the ability to empty CapdCup without removing it, feel confident all day and take the same bathroom breaks as everyone else. Without needing to remove, wash and reinsert at every stop, the CapdCup changes the game for hiking on your period. A secure seal that prevents leaks and with nothing to cause chafing, a menstrual cup restores your freedom to be in the moment.