Fitness

The Neglected Muscle Guide

The Neglected Muscle Guide

Your current exercise routine most likely involves popular muscle groups like abs, biceps, and quads. While they're super important for maintaining health and fitness, there are other muscles that are craving your attention.

Most often, it's the hard-to-see muscles that are forgotten and neglected during exercise. That's why Kegel8 have done the heavy lifting and collated a list of the top five muscles that you need to start exercising today.

Read this blog to learn more...

23 September 2019
Can Kegel Exercises Boost Your Orgasms? A Women's Health Physiotherapist Gives Her Opinion

Can Kegel Exercises Boost Your Orgasms? A Women's Health Physiotherapist Gives Her Opinion

Do Kegel exercises really improve your intimate wellbeing? Can they guarantee you stronger orgasms and greater sensation?

Discover more in this blog written by Chartered Physiotherapist, Christien Bird.

16 August 2019
Should You Swim Whilst Wearing a Menstrual Cup?

Should You Swim Whilst Wearing a Menstrual Cup?

Searches for ‘menstrual cups’ have doubled in the past ten years as more and more generations are opting to switch to a form of period protection that is good for their bank account and good for the environment.

Products, like the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup, are safe and easy ways to manage your period. With the ability to hold 5x the amount of discharge compared to tampons and pads, AND long-lasting (10 hour!) protection, why haven’t you already made the switch?!

But, of course, with such an important routine change comes many questions; including, can you swim with a menstrual cup?

Read this blog to learn more...

9 August 2019
How to Strengthen the Pelvic Floor without Kegels (5 Easy Methods)

How to Strengthen the Pelvic Floor without Kegels (5 Easy Methods)

Your pelvic floor is one of the most important parts of your body. Your pelvic floor is a collection of muscles, fibres and ligaments that work together to support your pelvic organs.

The main way of keeping these muscles strong is to perform Kegels (pelvic floor exercises). These are exercises that work by contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles.

But, can you strengthen your pelvic floor without Kegels? Learn more in this blog...

3 June 2019
Don’t Forget This Vital Muscle When Getting Summer-Ready

Don’t Forget This Vital Muscle When Getting Summer-Ready

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.

7 May 2019
Do You Need to Change the Way You Cycle?

Do You Need to Change the Way You Cycle?

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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2 May 2019
Constipation Advice from Registered Dietitian, Dalia Maori

Constipation Advice from Registered Dietitian, Dalia Maori

"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.

12 April 2019
How Stress Affects the Pelvic Floor

How Stress Affects the Pelvic Floor

Stress is often an unavoidable part of normal life. One way or another, it’s bound to affect you in small amounts. Chronic stress on the other hand is far from healthy. Mostly, it affects your emotional wellbeing, but it can also wreak havoc on your pelvic floor.

When you’ve got a million and one things to take care of, your pelvic floor is probably the least of your concerns. But, a strong and healthy pelvic floor can help keep you supported physically and mentally. Read this blog to learn more…

1 April 2019
Enhance Your Exercises with 3 Failproof Methods

Enhance Your Exercises with 3 Failproof Methods

You’ve probably heard of Kegel exercises, you may have even had a go at them yourself, but are they a regular feature in your fitness regime?

If you’ve tried exercising your pelvic floor and STILL experience little leaks, or maybe you tried once and just forgot all about them, it’s time to enhance your exercises. Read this blog to learn more.

15 March 2019
Do You Need To #GetAGrip?

Do You Need To #GetAGrip?

Calling all women – young and old – during March, Kegel8 is challenging you to #GetAGrip of your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor is an essential part of the body, and unknowingly, you use it every single day.

You can measure the strength of your pelvic floor by participating in the Kegel8 #GetAGrip challenge. Simply grab your Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Wand, and if you can wave the wand down with your pelvic floor muscles – you’ve got a grip!

1 March 2019