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6 September 2018 302 Views
Kegel8 Can Help Improve An Ageing Sex Life

Kegel8 Can Help Improve An Ageing Sex Life

As we age, it often becomes harder to maintain a youthful and exciting relationship, especially in the bedroom. The weakening of essential muscles and tissues can lead to an array of problems that can cause a strain on both your relationship and your health.

The Mail Online article reveals top tips on how to be a super-ager through expert advice for building a lasting relationship, new relationships, and how to boost your sex life whilst ageing.

28 August 2018 240 Views
How Kegel8 Can Help Treat Your Pelvic Pain

How Kegel8 Can Help Treat Your Pelvic Pain

Many women worldwide suffer with various forms of pelvic pain, ranging in it's severity.

If you’ve had continuous or recurrent pevic pain for more than 6 months, which is not connected to menstruation, pregnancy or sexual intercourse, this is known as ‘chronic pelvic pain’.

Chronic pelvic pain affects around 1 in 6 women, with worldwide rates for women of childbearing age ranging from 14% - 32%. Not only is their health suffering, but chronic pelvic pain is affecting women’s careers as we see 15% of sick days taken by women are a result of pelvic pain.

26 August 2018 185 Views
Can You Do Your Pelvic Floor Exercises on the Move?

Can You Do Your Pelvic Floor Exercises on the Move?

Relaxing your pelvic floor is important. You may not realise that you hold tension in your pelvis, but you could be suffering with tight muscles. This is particularly common if you spend most of your day sitting.

In the sixth installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques', watch physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, speak to Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, about using the Squat technique to help relax your pelvic floor.

24 August 2018 168 Views
Can You Relax Your Pelvic Floor By Stretching?

Can You Relax Your Pelvic Floor By Stretching?

If you exercise your pelvic floor muscles too much, exercise them incorrectly, or don't exercise them at all, you can experience discomfort or pain in your pelvis.

In this fifth installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques', watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, speak to Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, about exercises that can relieve pelvic pain.

22 August 2018 188 Views
How Can Exercises Help Laughter Leaks?

How Can Exercises Help Laughter Leaks?

When you cough or sneeze it's vital that your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles are kept strong. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help prevent any leakage of urine.

Stability exercises can help you strengthen both the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor muscles.

In this fourth installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques', watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, speak to Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, about the importance of the pelvic floor muscles for avoiding urinary incontinence.

19 August 2018 183 Views
How Can You Exercise Your Core For A Stronger Pelvic Floor?

How Can You Exercise Your Core For A Stronger Pelvic Floor?

Your abdominal muscles are important as they help give more support to your pelvic organs. If the muscles are strong, they can prevent excess weight from putting pressure on your pelvic floor. Any excess weight can strain your pelvic floor and weaken the muscles as a result.

In this third installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques', watch physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, teach Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, how to strengthen the abdominal muscles in order to strengthen the pelvic floor.

17 August 2018 168 Views
How To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Using Arm Weights

How To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Using Arm Weights

Wanting to get more out of your pelvic floor exercises? You can strengthen your muscles even quicker by using arm weights!

In the second installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques', watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, show Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, how to use arm weights to strengthen the pelvic floor.

15 August 2018 188 Views
Have You Got The Knack?

Have You Got The Knack?

If you suffer from incontinence, performing the Knack technique can help prevent those little leaks when you laugh, sneeze or cough.

It is during these times that your pelvic floor muscles are put under sudden pressure and are forced to quickly react to save you from embarrassment.

Watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, speak to Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, about the Knack Technique in the first installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques'.

30 July 2018 247 Views
It's Time You Told a Friend

It's Time You Told a Friend

A problem shared is a problem halved, and even if you are not suffering with a pelvic floor disorder, why are you keeping this pelvic health knowledge to yourself!

Share this introduction to the pelvic floor with your friends (both female and male) to share its importance in your everyday life.

7 July 2018 365 Views
Pelvic Pain in Footballers

Pelvic Pain in Footballers

We've all seen footballers fall to the ground in agony from a seemingly minor injury, but is there more to it than meets the eye?

The hips and pelvis of a professional footballer are put under a lot of stress during practices and games. Football requires a lot of pivoting, rapid acceleration and deceleration, and, of course, kicking.

The following injuries are common in both professional and amateur footballers, and can mean the end of a sports career and debilitating pelvic pain.