Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise. In fact, 10.5 million people in Britain choose to exercise by running.
But when your fitness regime is compromised by a pelvic floor disorder such as stress urinary incontinence, it can become difficult to maintain motivation.
As soon as we begin to walk, the involuntary loss of urine is socially stigmatising. Whether this is in school, at work, or in the nursing home – incontinence is a taboo that we must hide.
We can go to great lengths to hide the fact that we suffer from urinary incontinence. We wear black – wet patches will be less noticeable. We use sanitary protection products – we’d rather pad the problem than talk about it! Sound like you? It’s time to face the music and end your suffering once and for all. Read on to learn all about how incontinence affects us when we age.
Imagine – you’re laying, all cosied up, in your bed. You’ve just got into a comfortable position and have drifted into dreamland. Then, wham! That pesky little bladder of yours wants to go on a midnight adventure to the bathroom. Sure, it’d be ok if it was a one off – but no! You find yourself taking trips to the bathroom maybe twice or more each night!
If this is all too familiar, and you are the thing going bump in the night, you may be suffering from nocturia.
When that time of the month rolls around, it can often feel tedious but it’s something we just put up with. Yet for millions of girls around the world, their monthly cycle marks a time of dread and worry.
40 million women and girls around the world are affected by period poverty. Period poverty occurs when women do not buy basic menstruation products because they are unable to afford them. This often causes a significant impact on women’s mental health, intimate relationships, and financial situation.
Tina was suffering with a grade 3 prolapse that was stopping her from attending her spin class.
Unable to perform manual pelvic floor exercises, Tina found Kegel8. After 3 weeks of use, Tina is back at her spin class and enjoying better bedroom antics as an unexpected bonus!
Read this blog to discover Tina's journey with Kegel8...
How many hours per day do you spend looking down at your phone? More than you probably think. Leaning your head just 60 degrees forwards can add up to 60lbs of pressure to your neck and spine.
Have a read and learn all about text neck, the dangers, and how to prevent it with Kegel exercises in the blog below.
Following the debate on menopause in the House of Commons last month, Kegel8 wrote letters to the MP’s involved, thanking them for compassion and enthusiasm to bring the menopause and its symptoms out of the tabooed shadows and into the spotlight. Kegel8 also highlighted some of the other issues women face during the menopause, such as incontinence, that were not highlighted during the debate.
Recently, we received a response on behalf of Nigel Adams MP.
It's not everyday that you can watch a 3-minute spectacle entirely dedicated to the vulva, yet the day has come around.
Following the award-winning campaign, #Bloodnormal for Libresse/Bodyform, AMV BBDO have released a bold and creative film celebrating the female body, and most specifically, the vulva.
Watch the full video on Kegel8!
A new drug is in the works that is reported to halve the number of hot flushes in menopausal women.
The drug, MLE4901, was previously developed as a treatment drug for schizophrenia, but now researchers at the Imperial College of London are using the drug in an attempt to combat menopausal symptoms, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
It is likely to be several years before results from large-scale studies emerge to tell us the long-term efficacy of this new drug. However, in the meantime, you can learn how to have a happy, healthy and natural menopause with Kegel8.
A number of medical devices, including mesh implants, heart pacemakers, artificial knees, and many more, were not adequately tested before been implanted into patients.
The news comes from an investigation between BBC Panorama, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and 58 other media organisations around the world.
The investigation found that medical device companies were allowed to ‘shop around’ various safety organisations until one of them approved their product.