Smoking is bad for you. We all know that. It’s bad for your skin, your throat, your lungs, your heart... the list goes on. Your lungs aren’t the finish line for cigarette smoke, in fact, they’re not even the half way mark. Smoking and its detrimental effects can work their way through your body, right down to your pelvic floor.Kegel8 are here to help you recognise the impact of smoking on your pelvic health. The Kegel8 team are offering a helping hand (or probe!) to keep you motivated on your journey to quitting for good.
This Tuesday marks national ‘Make Your Bed’ day, which for some is an easy process. But, just how easy is making your bed when you’ve got to wash your covers every other day?
Stereotypically, we associate bedwetting with small children, yet it can affect adults too.
Don’t be tempted to hide under the covers if you suffer from bedwetting, 1 in 100 adults are affected by bedwetting at some point during their lifetime, so you’re not the only one who’s suffering.
Here at Kegel8, we’re raising awareness of the problem, so you can keep your confidence high and your bed dry!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.