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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"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.
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…
Want to know the best exercise techniques for your pelvic floor?
Watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, teach Stephanie Taylor, Founder and managing Director of Kegel8, techniques to strengthen and support the pelvic floor muscles.
Sex. A vital component in most intimate relationships. It helps to keep both parties happy and healthy - inside and out. But, what should you do when getting hard becomes hard? Read on to learn more.
Using a probe when stimulating your pelvic floor is like sat-nav for your pelvic floor muscles. Performing manual Kegels is all well and good if you know how to do them correctly – but using a probe is the best way to guide you in the right direction.
Kegel8 probes come in a variety of shapes and sizes – all designed with a unique way of targeting your pelvic floor. But, how can you ensure that your probe will stand the test of time? Read this blog to learn more.
Maintaining and improving the strength of your pelvic floor is vital. Whether you choose to stimulate your pelvic floor muscles through internal or external stimulation is up to you, struggling to decide? Why not have the best of both worlds with Kegel8?! Read this blog to learn more...
The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner is an innovative device that allows the user to choose either internal stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles using a probe, or electrical stimulation via electrode pads on the skin.
When the wrinkles begin to appear, and the grey hairs start to show, there’s no doubt about it – you’re ageing. This is something we have learnt to embrace – it’s natural after all! But one aspect of ageing that women don’t tend to talk about is the deterioration of our pelvic health.
We joke all the time about little leaks and a loose vagina in old age – but these are things that we can prevent! Taking care of your pelvic floor can help to prevent incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and can even help to improve intimate sensation! Discover what you can do to revitalise your pelvic floor in this blog…
Imagine – it’s the weekend and you’ve had a good few pints in celebration for the end of another week. You stumble home and fall into bed, only to awaken the following morning covered in damp sheets… Was that you? Surely not…
Sound like a familiar situation? Adult bedwetting and alcohol consumption often come hand-in-hand, especially if you already suffer from slight bladder weakness. Read this blog to learn why this could be happening to you, and how you can prevent it!
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.