As we celebrate the spectacle that is the Olympic Games, let's spare a thought for the sacrifices of these dedicated, focused and driven young women.
CONGRATS Bradley Wiggins - winner of the 2012 Tour de France bike race.
In recession Britain we need as much good news as we can get so sharing in his success this weekend is as welcome as saying goodbye to the recent rains and floods. Hopefully the combination of 'Bradley-cycle-mania', good weather and visions of those uber-fit Olympians will trickle down to us couch potatoes and trigger a whole new wave of cycling activity.
The Kegel8 Ultra pelvic toner is a clinically-approved medical device that's proven to help strengthen your pelvic floor to help you prevent and treat incontinence, prolapse, lack of intimate sensation and more. In this Kegel8 demonstration you can learn how to use your Kegel8 pelvic toner and get started on the road to a stronger, healthier pelvic floor.
A strong pelvic floor is crucial for the prevention of pelvic floor prolapse. This encompasses prolapse of the vaginal walls, bladder, uterus and bowel. The weakening of these muscles can also lead to diminished sexual sensation and reduced libido, stress incontinence, a reduction in bowel and flatus control. Some may also experience discomfort during intercourse.
Have you "gone off" sex? Doesn't feel the same any-more? Do you try to avoid having sex? If your pelvic floor is weak, sexual sensation will be reduced and your orgasms may even be a thing of the past. If you want to improve your libido there is no 'magic pill' for women, and who would want that?
We know that we respond differently to sex, and good sex for women starts in the brain. Sadly for many woman, lack of intimate sensation has a downward effect on libido. So if you want to improve your libido where should you start? Start at your pelvic floor! Your body is trying to tell you something - it needs strengthening, and boy, will you and your partner enjoy the 'side-effects' of a stronger pelvic floor!
Prolapse is something most of us don't know much about - until it happens to us and it's too late. Kegel8 Founder, Stephanie Taylor, gives tips on tell tale signs of a weak pelvic floor that should not be ignored and explains how Kegel8 can help to prevent prolapse, and also help you if you have a prolapse.
Health Sense - Charlotte Pearson of Mumsense Magazine makes sense of how to have a healthy spring.
LAI - light adult incontinence is a sign that you have a weak pelvic floor, so too are those “It doesn't feel the same anymore” intimate moments. No matter how many times you practice your “squeeze and release” exercises if your pelvic floor is weak, it won't get stronger and you'll become demoralised…
Pelvic floor disorder can affect all women whether or not they've previously given birth. Katy Bowman gives a brief overview as to how posture plays a role in our pelvic floor fitness and demonstrates an easy way to test your core strength. This short clip from her bestselling Aligned and Well DVD gives great information about simple changes in your daily life can improve your health and explains why certain habits you may already have can create or antagonize existing ailments.
Here at Kegel8 we get lots of questions about prolapse and exercises to avoid during prolapse. We know that many women are frightened by the initial diagnosis of prolapse and many become afraid to exercise - frightened to make the prolapse worse or damage the pelvic floor further.
By following these simple tips and exercise rules from Top Aussie Physio, Michelle Kenway, you can learn how to take care of your pelvic floor, and what exercises to avoid, and which ones are beneficial for prolapse. It is vital that you learn more about your prolapse and how to strengthen your pelvic using exercises, posture changes and lifestyle changes - every journey starts with a step, and in the case of prolapse, every journey starts with a Kegel.
In the UK 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men experience bladder leakage caused by a weak pelvic floor. That's why Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies hit the road to help those afflicted with urinary stress incontinence and show them how they can strengthen pelvic floor muscles to avoid leakage. If your pelvic floor is weak, accidents can happen when you least expect them!