Isn't it an amazing feeling when your consultant or GP gives you the all clear after childbirth, or post-hysterectomy/gynaecological surgery?!
But, what can you do to restore your strength?
Louise Field specialises in fitness training for women. Founder of Adore Your Pelvic Floor, Louise delivers workshops in pelvic health and exercise to the community, fitness professionals, and health professionals across the country.
"I can’t remember ever being told to hold my tummy in, but the message got through some how and I like all women am a tummy tucker, who chronically holds her tummy in. That was until I found out this was not helping my pelvic floor."
Check out our blog from women's health and fitness coach and founder of Strong to the Core, Baz Moffat.
Most of us would like to lose weight. But, we’d also like to keep our pelvic health in tip top condition too.
Being healthy and fit is often one of our top priorities. But what happens when improving one part of your health negatively impacts on another? This can often be the case for people who are trying to lose weight.
We’re so focused on improving our outside appearance that we forget that our insides need a little TLC and maintenance too!
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.
Are you a physiotherapist that has found the perfect product to relieve a patient’s symptoms, but unsure as to whether you’re allowed to recommend it? Don’t worry, Kegel8 have the answer for all physiotherapists out there!
Physiotherapy departments and private practices often lend out medical devices, such as electrical stimulation devices, biofeedback machines, and TENS units. Physios can give advice on the safe and effective use of products and devices to enhance exercise rehabilitation, assist with posture, and relieve pain.
Sexual health and wellbeing is a topic that, as of recent, is making its way into the spotlight. The dense walls of taboo have slowly been chipped away at, and now we’re finally making a breakthrough.
Last week, Lucie from the Lucie Loves blog featured Kegel8 and the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner in an attempt to take control of her pelvic health.
With the help of Kegel8, Lucie made a direct effort to future-proof her pelvic floor muscles. Not only did she find that a stronger pelvic floor can increase sexual sensation, but that she could also use the electrode pads to provide relief from period pain.
Pizza. Noodles. Curry. Fajitas. Is your mouth watering yet? Now and again we all like to treat our taste buds to a cheat day. But what happens when your cheat day turns into a cheat week, or month, or year..?
11th October marks the 4th annual World Obesity Day. Run by the World Obesity Federation, the campaign aims to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity crisis. This year the campaign focuses on changing and ending obesity stigma once and for all.
One condition that is often left out of this narrative is the effect of obesity on the pelvic floor.
Your pelvic floor is one of the most important parts of your body, therefore exercising it is just as important as exercising the rest of your body.
Kegel8 have compiled a list of must-watch videos that will help you become a Kegel conoisseur overnight, as well as a hilarious article from Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, showing you how to do standing pelvic floor exercises.
The pelvic floor muscles are the key group that provide support for our internal organs and directly help prevent incontinence by closing the urethra and the anus. Pelvic floor exercises should be the first priority for anyone with bladder leakage or pelvic organ prolapse.
But our bodies are made up of lots of other joints and muscle groups too. Most specialist pelvic health physiotherapists will also suggest that you work on your other ‘core’ muscles too.
In this blog, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor Amanda Savage, shares her expertise on the best exercises to reduce your incontinence.
Tackling your post-baby body is often at the top of most women’s postnatal to-do lists. However, you must approach your new mum bod with caution; it may not exactly agree with the type of exercise that you choose.
Your muscles, ligaments, and bone structure were massively altered whilst you were pregnant, which makes you increasingly vulnerable to injury. It’s now far easier for your muscles to overstretch and strain when exercising. However, help is at hand, as here at Kegel8 we offer you our top tips for starting postnatal exercise.