Kegels – you’ve heard them, hell you might have even tried them. But are they working for you – how can you tell?
There are a range of devices on the market that can help improve the strength of your pelvic floor, but how do you know if you really need one?
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Love balls, Ben Wa balls, jiggle balls – whatever term you use, Kegel balls may seem like a very NSFW product. But, they're not just the type of products you'd expect to see in an unrealistic fantasy, you can actually use these to improve a whole load of sexual health aspects. Discover the benefits of love balls in this blog…
Water. We know we should be drinking it, we know how important it is to our health, but it’s just so easy to forget. With our busy lifestyles and hectic schedules, it’s hard to find room for bladder health reminders.
Perhaps you've invested in a fancy water bottle that reminds you when you need to drink, or you may casually sip coffee throughout the day, but do you know if you need to drink more? Read this blog to learn more…
We live in a world where women have to pay a price for what mother nature has declared for us. A world where some girls in countries like Zimbabwe miss days of school every month because they have limited access to sanitary wear. Some females use clothes, cotton wool and even newspapers when they are menstruating. The lack of access to adequate sanitary wear is one limitation, but the most prominent is the financial limitation. The menstrual cup is the answer because it is step closer to ending period poverty for every female who has fallen victim to this.
As the temperature slowly begins to creep up, it starts to dawn on us that summertime is arriving. It’s normally around now that your panic about achieving a ‘beach body’ sets in. But whether you want to look good in a swimsuit, or feel good and healthy – exercise is key.
You’ve done the crunches, sweated in squats and god, please don’t remind us of the plank. But there’s vital muscles that you may be forgetting when getting summer-ready.
Cycling is a great activity to stay fit and healthy. However, it comes at a price. Cycling is not the kindest sport to your vulva and vagina – potentially taking a toll on your pelvic floor.
In cycling, a strong pelvic floor can help contribute to core strength and improved breathing. But, it’s not all smiles and rainbows. Core strength can be hard to maintain if riding a bicycle can pose a detrimental threat to the pelvic floor itself.
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Using a menstrual cup is a great confidence boosting and reliable form of menstruation management. But getting started can be tricky.
The Kegel8 Menstrual Cup is a body-friendly, comfortable, and easy-to-use form of sanitary protection. But every vagina is different, that’s why you may need to experiment a little when you first come to using your cup.
There are dozens of ways that you can fold your menstrual cup to help ease insertion, so here at Kegel8, we’ve compiled our top choices into one short video for you to choose and try.
It’s pretty common knowledge now that you should be exercising your pelvic floor. If you haven’t heard of Kegels where have you been?! For those out of the loop – Kegels are a form of exercise that specifically target your pelvic floor muscles; often a set of voluntary contractions to strengthen the muscles.
When you perform a Kegel exercise you should ALWAYS remember to relax your pelvic floor after contracting it. Failing to teach your pelvic floor muscles how to relax can lead to them becoming overactive – this can be seen in certain activities, such as ballet, where the pelvic floor plays a big role.
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So, you’ve worked up the courage to buy a menstrual cup, mentally prepared yourself to use it and you figured it’s not that bad. Inserting your cup was a breeze, but now you’re at the next stage: how on earth do you get this thing out?!
Menstrual cups are one of the easiest and cheapest forms of period management that you can use, but it can be tricky to learn how to use them properly. There’s a certain art to safely removing your cup without causing any unwanted stress. Read this blog to learn more…
"One of the most important things a person can do for their pelvic health is to keep good, regular bowel movements going. However, too many women do not prioritise this time and end up constipated as a result."
In this blog, Registered Dietitian Dalia Maori writes about the important of nutrition in avoiding and treating constipation.