Smoking is bad for you. We all know that. It’s bad for your skin, your throat, your lungs, your heart... the list goes on. Your lungs aren’t the finish line for cigarette smoke, in fact, they’re not even the half way mark. Smoking and its detrimental effects can work their way through your body, right down to your pelvic floor.This #Stoptober, Kegel8 are here to help you recognise the impact of smoking on your pelvic health. The Kegel8 team are offering a helping hand (or probe!) to keep you motivated on your journey to quitting for good.
Your pelvic floor is one of the most important parts of your body, therefore exercising it is just as important as exercising the rest of your body.
Kegel8 have compiled a list of must-watch videos that will help you become a Kegel conoisseur overnight, as well as a hilarious article from Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, showing you how to do standing pelvic floor exercises.
‘Period poverty’ and ‘menstrual issues’ are not common talking points within the workplace. These reproductive women’s health conditions are often dismissed as taboo topics and hidden away from the spotlight. But, it is time that we stop ignoring these problems and recognise them as serious workplace health concerns.
In this week’s See Her Thrive podcast episode, Clare Knox is joined by Stephanie Taylor, Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, as they discuss the pelvic floor importance, top tips and tricks to improve pelvic floor health, and the benefits of using Kegel8 pelvic toners.
Today marks the start of sexual health week 2018. The campaign, organised by the family planning association, runs from 24th to 30th September. The sexual health charity aims to provide support and information on healthy relationships, sex, contraception, STI’s, and this year’s topic, consent.
Consent is the key factor that underpins sexual health and wellbeing and can often be the unfortunate link between sex and diseases; such as pelvic inflammatory disease. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of pelvic inflammatory disease, the team at Kegel8 have produced a useful guide to help you understand the disease.
This Tuesday marks national ‘Make Your Bed’ day, which for some is an easy process. But, just how easy is making your bed when you’ve got to wash your covers every other day?
Stereotypically, we associate bedwetting with small children, yet it can affect adults too.
Don’t be tempted to hide under the covers if you suffer from bedwetting, 1 in 100 adults are affected by bedwetting at some point during their lifetime, so you’re not the only one who’s suffering.
Here at Kegel8, we’re raising awareness of the problem, so you can keep your confidence high and your bed dry!
The pelvic floor muscles are the key group that provide support for our internal organs and directly help prevent incontinence by closing the urethra and the anus. Pelvic floor exercises should be the first priority for anyone with bladder leakage or pelvic organ prolapse.
But our bodies are made up of lots of other joints and muscle groups too. Most specialist pelvic health physiotherapists will also suggest that you work on your other ‘core’ muscles too.
In this blog, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor Amanda Savage, shares her expertise on the best exercises to reduce your incontinence.
Tackling your post-baby body is often at the top of most women’s postnatal to-do lists. However, you must approach your new mum bod with caution; it may not exactly agree with the type of exercise that you choose.
Your muscles, ligaments, and bone structure were massively altered whilst you were pregnant, which makes you increasingly vulnerable to injury. It’s now far easier for your muscles to overstretch and strain when exercising. However, help is at hand, as here at Kegel8 we offer you our top tips for starting postnatal exercise.
As we age, it often becomes harder to maintain a youthful and exciting relationship, especially in the bedroom. The weakening of essential muscles and tissues can lead to an array of problems that can cause a strain on both your relationship and your health.
The Mail Online article reveals top tips on how to be a super-ager through expert advice for building a lasting relationship, new relationships, and how to boost your sex life whilst ageing.
Practicing your pelvic floor exercises, although essential, can be a mundane and easy to forget task. Despite the importance of maintaining and improving a strong pelvic floor, it can be easy to lose motivation for the vital exercises. Pelvic floor muscle training is used as a preventative measure against a number of pelvic floor disorders, most notably, incontinence.
Recognising incontinence as a huge issue, the NHS has made some pelvic floor training products available on prescription. As the NHS is looking for ways to save costs, it is directing patients to buy products themselves. Therefore, it is worth knowing what your money can buy you.
The big ‘C’ word can often be scary, but it’s vital that we know the tell-tale signs to help to reduce the risk. There are more than 360,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s nearly 990 each day! Unfortunately, more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with one of five forms of gynaecological cancer each year in the UK.
This September sees the return of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness month, and the team at Kegel8 want to spread awareness of the taboo topic for women without shame or embarrassment. It’s important to #KnowYourBody, so read on to learn about the five types of gynaecological cancers; Cervical, Ovarian, Vaginal, Vulval and Womb.