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5 July 2019 126 Views No comments
How Long is a Man Sexually Active For?

How Long is a Man Sexually Active For?

Keeping your love life in check can face its difficulties as you grow older. For women, the menopause can take a real toll on intimacy – dryness, interest and pain are only a few things on the list that relate to sex.

For men, it’s a totally different story…

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21 June 2019 543 Views No comments
7 Easy Ways to Protect Your Pelvic Floor from Damage

7 Easy Ways to Protect Your Pelvic Floor from Damage

One of the most important parts of your body is your pelvic floor. It helps to support your pelvic organs and control bladder and bowel function.

However, the pelvic floor is delicate, and you must take all steps necessary to protect it from damage and potential weakening.

But, how can you protect your pelvic floor from damage?

17 June 2019 216 Views No comments
How Common are Little Leaks? (And How You Can Easily Avoid Them!)

How Common are Little Leaks? (And How You Can Easily Avoid Them!)

1 in 3 women are affected by urine leakage daily. Incontinence, although common, is not normal, and you do not have to pad the problem or be embarrassed to talk to your GP about your symptoms. From 17th – 23rd June, the International Continence Society and the World Federation of Incontinence Patients are running their annual World Continence Week 2019.

3 June 2019 575 Views No comments
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...

20 May 2019 188 Views No comments
5 Reasons Why You Need a Pelvic Floor Exercise Device

5 Reasons Why You Need a Pelvic Floor Exercise Device

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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13 May 2019 172 Views No comments
How Do You Know You Need More Water?

How Do You Know You Need More Water?

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…

7 May 2019 249 Views No comments
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.

2 May 2019 387 Views No comments
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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26 April 2019 212 Views No comments
The One Key Thing You Should Always Do When Kegel Exercising

The One Key Thing You Should Always Do When Kegel Exercising

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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12 April 2019 295 Views No comments
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.