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14 January 2019 93 Views No comments
How To Restore Your Pelvic Floor After Childbirth

How To Restore Your Pelvic Floor After Childbirth

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.

7 January 2019 144 Views No comments
The Importance of Using Exercise Gel with your Toner

The Importance of Using Exercise Gel with your Toner

Still got that New Year fitness inspiration? Determined to take control of your pelvic health this year? What if Kegel8 could make exercise even easier?

Using an exercise gel with your pelvic toner can help to increase your intimate moisture and help you achieve greater results from your pelvic floor workouts. That’s why, here at Kegel8, we produced an exercise gel lubricant that specifically aims to assist your pelvic floor: The Kegel8 KE Gel Kegel Exercise Lubricant.

4 January 2019 62 Views No comments
Top Tips on Weight Loss for a Healthier Pelvic Floor

Top Tips on Weight Loss for a Healthier Pelvic Floor

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!

1 January 2019 58 Views No comments
Suffering with Wind Following Christmas Leftovers?

Suffering with Wind Following Christmas Leftovers?

Pigs in blankets. Stuffing balls. Even brussel sprouts. Just name it, and you can guarantee that you’ve eaten it over Christmas. But whilst you’re lying there, basking in your food coma, something takes you by surprise. PRRP! Was that you? Oh no, time to rush to the toilet!

We often see this as a comedic event, but in reality, 1 in 10 people are affected by bowel incontinence at some point in their lives – this can be a one-off or an everyday occurrence. Sound familiar? Read the blog to learn more.

31 December 2018 214 Views No comments
New Year, New You, New Pelvic Floor

New Year, New You, New Pelvic Floor

Time and time again, we make a promise to ourselves that this year we WILL get fit – both internally and externally. Yet, somehow December has already come around again, and the illusion of a 2018 fitness goddess has been shattered. That’s why you need to make 2019 your year of supreme fitness – starting with giving some TLC to your pelvic floor.

It’s important that you improve yourself from the inside out. You don’t want to be that person who throws themselves into jogging just to quit from embarrassment a few minutes in after suffering from a little leakage.

21 December 2018 50 Views No comments
Don't Leave Your Pelvic Floor in the Dark!

Don't Leave Your Pelvic Floor in the Dark!

The 21st December marks Winter Solstice in the UK – meaning that we will be plunged into darkness for what feels like a lifetime… Ok, well not quite. But today of all days is when we will experience fewer hours in the sunlight and longer in the darkness.

But, one thing that we can’t leave in the dark is our pelvic floor! Read on to learn how you can shine a light on your pelvic floor this winter.

17 December 2018 40 Views No comments
How Can Kegel Exercises Help When Running?

How Can Kegel Exercises Help When Running?

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.

17 December 2018 71 Views No comments
Can Physiotherapists Recommend Medical Devices?

Can Physiotherapists Recommend Medical Devices?

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.

14 December 2018 151 Views No comments
Wearing Pads Will Fast Track You into a Care Home

Wearing Pads Will Fast Track You into a Care Home

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.

10 December 2018 73 Views No comments
Are You the Thing That Goes Bump in the Night?

Are You the Thing That Goes Bump in the Night?

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.