This week is World Continence Week, and the #pelvicroar campaign has been exploring the impact incontinence has on lives across the UK.
A weak pelvic floor is the leading cause for urinary incontinence. So we've spoken to pelvic health Physiotherapist and stand up comedian, Elaine Miller, to share some top tips on how to save your pelvic floor from harm.
#Pelvicroar (www.pelvicroar.org) is a physiotherapy-led collaboration in pelvic health campaigning. Launching this World Continence Week, 18-24th June 2018.
Most women will suffer from a pelvic floor disorder at some point during their life. The majority of which are easily curable. Sadly, many women are unaware that help is available, and even if they are, many are too embarrassed to seek help. This means that currently only 1 in 5 women visit their GP for help, after waiting an average of 6.5 years before doing so.
Talented Comedian, Physiotherapist, head Gusset Gripper, and friend of Kegel8, Elaine Miller has hit the headlines this week.
In a film for the BBC, Elaine meets a group of new mums to discuss the importance of pelvic floor exercises following pregnancy and childbirth. The video has now been viewed more than 1.6 million times on Facebook alone and has been trending all week on the BBC news homepage.
We're delighted that so many people are interested in learning more about pelvic floor exercises. Even if it took Elaine having to dress up as a vulva to achieve it...
Waist training is the new craze, celebrity fans such as Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba swear by its effectiveness and post regular snaps on Instagram of them sporting their waists being clinched tightly by these new trainers.
A recent survey by Which? UK found 7/10 mums who used a labour TENS machine found it helped reduce the pain of giving birth.
Not only is Kegel8 Mother Nurture a fantastic labour TENS with a boost button, helping you through contractions, it is also a pelvic toner to strengthen your pelvic floor before and after pregnancy.
At the end of last week, our fabulous Kegel8 Trainer was featured in the Daily Mail, alongside a statistic regarding the effect that weight loss has on the pelvic floor. Find out here what difference a mere 10% weight loss can make...
Read this blog to learn more...
Today's Sun newspaper broke the news of Russian gymnast Tatyana Kozhevnikova with the headline 'The woman with the world's strongest VAGINA!'
Tatyana can lift a 14kg kettlebell with her 'nether regions' - as the Sun puts it. However, we know that it's not her vagina she's lifting it with; it's her pelvic floor muscles. This takes pelvic floor exercise to the extreme, and the article has attracted a wide ranging reactions, from shock and awe: “You've got to see it to believe it!” to crude disbelief and in some cases, outright disgust, with one reader simply commenting: “Gross”.