May 2014 sees the start of National Share-a-Story Month, an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing and we want you to get involved to help other women and be in with a chance of winning £50 to spend at John Lewis…
The sun is shining through the Kegel8 office windows and it’s clear that spring has most definitely sprung!
We love the lighter nights and light mornings, but along with the sun comes allergies, and more specifically, thanks to the rise in pollen counts as the plants start to bloom, hay fever, which affects more than 10 million of us in England alone. That’s almost one in five of us who suffer yearly coughs, watery eyes and the almost-constant sneezing that comes with the rise in pollen counts. For most of us, hay fever is an inconvenience that can be controlled with simple over-the-counter remedies, but for those of us suffering from pelvic floor weakness, it’s a whole different story…
Monday 28th April sees the start of Allergy Awareness Week, and we’re raising awareness of nickel allergies. Do you find that after wearing metal jewellery your skin becomes red, itchy or inflamed? Are you one of the many women who can only wear gold because anything less will leave your ears sore? Or, do you find that the button on your jeans leaves you with a red mark on your stomach?
Chances are, this is your skin having an adverse reaction to the nickel in the metal, but many women don’t realise that they have a nickel allergy until they use their Kegel8 for the first time and find that they experience discomfort due to the nickel found in medical grade probes. But we've found the solution…
Hot on the heels of Kegel8 Mother Nurture being featured in Mother & Baby Magazine in the UK, we're also proud to announce that we've been featured in this month's issue of Maternity & Infant Magazine - Ireland's biggest baby and pregnancy magazine!
A study published just last week on the BBC News revealed that more than two thirds of men do not know how to check themselves for testicular cancer.
At Kegel8, we are passionate about men’s health, and were very shocked by these statistics – read on to learn more about testicular cancer, symptoms, signs and how to check yourself.
It seems like everything causes cancer these days. Just last week there were reports citing mouthwash as a potential risk. That’s right; mouthwash! Isn’t that what we use to kill germs and keep our mouths healthy?
There’s not a day that goes by without news of something we’ve enjoyed or undertaken for years threatening to cause us harm. So, how do we know what we should and shouldn’t be doing? Well, there’s a definite difference between being paranoid and being vigilant. That’s why the entire month of April has been declared as annual Bowel Cancer Awareness Month; so that you have the facts.
Today, a top pre- and post-natal fitness guru took to Mother & Baby Magazine’s Facebook page to answer your questions about fitness, pregnancy and getting back in shape on behalf of Kegel8Mum, answering questions on everything from why we need to exercise our pelvic floor to questions about getting back a flat tummy after an unplanned C-section.
Kegel8 Mother Nurture has been featured in this month’s Mother & Baby Magazine as a great way to “strengthen your muscles before pregnancy and rebuild muscle strength after you’ve given birth”, and telling how an electronic toner like Kegel8 Mother Nurture “targets 90% of the muscles you need to work, making them more effective”.
So you’ve been told that you need to do your pelvic floor exercises? Maybe you’ve just had a baby, maybe you’re suffering from some leaks, or maybe you just want to get your muscles strong, healthy and in great shape.
But, it’s not always easy to do your manual pelvic floor exercises, and every day we get calls from Kegel8 ladies asking for advice about whether they are using the right muscles, how often they should be exercising and how long they should be ‘lifting and squeezing’ for. That’s where a Kegel8 manual pelvic floor toner comes in.