Swimming and premenstrual syndrome: what you need to know

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Swimming and premenstrual syndrome: what you need to know

The strongest swimmers in the history of sport have had to take PMS and all that comes with it into consideration, especially when it coincides with tough training sessions or important areas, such as the Olympics or World Cup.

Effect of swimming exercise on premenstrual syndrome, published on SpringerLink, is a very interesting study that discusses the effects of PMS on swimming. Here are the most interesting highlights of the article: "Objective
To study the effectiveness of performing swimming on the severity of symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Materials and methods
A randomized controlled trial that was conducted on 70 women diagnosed with PMS divided randomly into two equal groups: Group I included women who engaged into exercise and group II controls. Daily Symptoms Report was filled at the start and at end of the study.

At the posttreatment evaluation, there was a highly significant difference between the study and control groups regarding anxiety (0 vs. 5), depression (3 vs. 12), tension (3 vs. 12), mood changes (0 vs. 7) , feeling out of control (0 vs.

7), weak coordination (0 vs. 10), confusion (2 vs. 9), headache (3 vs. 15), tiredness (4 vs. 12), pains (5 vs. 11), tenderness of the breast (2 vs. 8), and cramps (6 vs. 17) (P <0.001), but no such difference was found regarding irritability, insomnia, crying, swelling, or food craving.

Regarding the percentage of symptoms changes, there was a highly significant difference between the study and control groups regarding anxiety (- 33.3 vs. 0), depression (- 79.29 vs. 15.56), tension (- 81.18 vs. - 6.79), mood changes (- 33.33 vs.

0), feeling out of control (- 91.67 vs. 0), weak coordination (- 100 vs. - 9.55), sleeplessness (- 71.43 vs. 0), confusion (- 84.17 vs. - 9.55), headache (- 77.78 vs. - 6.94), fatigue (- 65.69 vs. 0), pains (- 65.83 vs. - 8.93), breast tenderness (- 87.87 vs.

4.55), cramps (- 60.77 vs. 4.55), and swellings (- 55.05 vs. - 8.33), but no such difference was found regarding irritability, crying, or food craving. Conclusions
There is beneficial effect of swimming on most of the physical and psychological symptoms of PMS."

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Some days ago we told you how Japanese Daiya Stao has been banned until the end of 2020 for an extramarital affair! In addition, he will no longer be the captain of his team, but he will be able to participate in Tokyo 2021: "I'm starting all over again for my family to regain confidence," he said.

Seto violated the code of ethics and was punished. The swimmer violated the code by cheating on his wife, as the same swimmer who asked for forgiveness then publicly admitted: "How can I apologize? I asked myself but I think the only way to be forgiven is to keep swimming and regain the trust of my family, who have been hurt by my irresponsible behavior."

Therefore the Japanese swimming champion Daiya Seto has been suspended by the federation of his country for violation of the ethical code of sporting conduct and will not be able to take part in any type of official activity of the Japanese national team until the end of 2020.

The decision was made by the federal ethics committee and it was produced by her extramarital affair which was admitted by the swimmer. However, Seto was not deprived of the possibility of competing in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021, the swimmer won the qualification for the Olympics last year.

Although this situation certainly won't help him, at least mentally, in preparing for next summer's big appointment. Seto, at the beginning of October before being suspended from federnuoto, had resigned from the role of captain of the Olympic swimming team, probably because he knew that due to this extramarital affair, which had been made known by a weekly.

Daiya Seto is one of the greatest swimmers of this era. He won a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, but won four hour medals at the World Championships, obtained between 2013 and 2019.