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2. Keep it clean. Shower ASAP, within an hour, to prevent down-there infections (yeast and the like). Blood plus sweat doesn’t breed harmful bacteria, but the extra-moist environment could help it flourish.

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3. Prepare for odor-prevention. If you’re self-conscious about smell—which can be less pleasant when tinny blood mixes with sweat—take probiotics. They help balance flora, easing odor. (Torch fat, get fit, and look and feel great with Women’s Health’s All in 18 DVD!) 

4. Use extra protection. Bring your own (dark) towel and place it over mats and seats just in case: You may mistake leaks for sweat. While period blood isn’t any more infectious than other blood, it has uterine lining—nobody wants to touch that.

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of Women’s Health. For more great advice, pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now!


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