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15 October 2018 299 Views
Keeping Your Pelvic Floor Strong Throughout Menopause

Keeping Your Pelvic Floor Strong Throughout Menopause

As we age, it seems that everything progressively goes downhill. Your skin, your libido, your pelvic floor. This is the fault of the dreaded, unavoidable phenomenon that is menopause. Does it instil you with fear? Well, what if we told you that Kegel8 could help this World Menopause Day?

Set up by the British Menopause Society, World Menopause Day aims to highlight the impact of menopause on every aspect of women’s lives in the UK.

12 October 2018 25 Views
Do You Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Do You Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Recently, major studies into the effects of Vitamin D have concluded that the public do not need to supplement with Vitamin D. This conclusion is based on the findings that there is no proven health benefit of taking Vitamin D to improve bone health. This may cause a lot of people to say adios and throw away their supplements, but hold your horses, as supplementing with Vitamin D is essential for a range of other health benefits too!

11 October 2018 439 Views
Is It Time for Your Midlife MOT?

Is It Time for Your Midlife MOT?

Menopause often carries a negative stigma. Whether it’s the mood swings, or the hot sweats, menopause and its symptoms are considered a taboo topic and shunned from the spotlight.

But, that is starting to change.

A collaboration between Hot Flush and #PelvicRoar sees the launch of the brand-new #PositivePause campaign this October. Born through the lack of credible menopausal information for women, the campaign aims to raise awareness of where women can learn about menopause correctly.

11 October 2018 71 Views
The Impact of Obesity on Your Pelvic Floor

The Impact of Obesity on Your Pelvic Floor

Pizza. Noodles. Curry. Fajitas. Is your mouth watering yet? Now and again we all like to treat our taste buds to a cheat day. But what happens when your cheat day turns into a cheat week, or month, or year..?

11th October marks the 4th annual World Obesity Day. Run by the World Obesity Federation, the campaign aims to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity crisis. This year the campaign focuses on changing and ending obesity stigma once and for all.

One condition that is often left out of this narrative is the effect of obesity on the pelvic floor.

11 October 2018 19 Views
MESH LATEST Update UK - October 2018

MESH LATEST Update UK - October 2018

Experiencing pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence can be tough as it is. But what happens when your treatment then becomes your No.1 problem? Unfortunately, many women worldwide live through this agony.

Mesh implants can cause trouble, pain, and agony to those who undergo the procedure. That’s no news. However, it is only as of recent that Governments have brought about a change to this, leaving majority of women asking ‘why?’

8 October 2018 248 Views
How Does Mental Health Affect Your Pelvic Floor?

How Does Mental Health Affect Your Pelvic Floor?

This Wednesday marks the 26th annual World Mental Health Day. Organised by the World Health Organisation, the campaign aims to provide an opportunity to show your support for better mental health and to start looking after your own wellbeing. This year’s theme surrounds young people and mental health in a changing world.

Typically, when we think of pelvic floor disorders, we imagine a middle-aged, menopausal woman who has one too many oops leaking moments. However, this isn’t always the case as 1.5 million people aged between 15-44 experience continence issues.

1 October 2018 45 Views
Can You Pamper Away Your Pelvic Pain?

Can You Pamper Away Your Pelvic Pain?

When you suffer from a pelvic floor disorder, your go-to treatment often attacks the problem internally; Kegel exercises, medication, surgery… But on your journey to finding that almighty cure, you may benefit from some relief along the way.

Soaking your body in Epsom salts is known to be an effective therapy for a variety of pelvic floor problems, and now, Kegel8 is here to help you find relief.

1 October 2018 127 Views
The Impact of Smoking on Your Pelvic Health

The Impact of Smoking on Your Pelvic Health

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.

This #Stoptober, 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.

27 September 2018 113 Views
Standing Pelvic Floor Exercises and Supported Mums

Standing Pelvic Floor Exercises and Supported Mums

Your pelvic floor is one of the most important parts of your body, therefore exercising it is just as important as exercising the rest of your body.

Kegel8 have compiled a list of must-watch videos that will help you become a Kegel conoisseur overnight, as well as a hilarious article from Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, showing you how to do standing pelvic floor exercises.

26 September 2018 41 Views
It's Time to Remove the Stigma Around Women's Health Conditions in the Workplace

It's Time to Remove the Stigma Around Women's Health Conditions in the Workplace

‘Period poverty’ and ‘menstrual issues’ are not common talking points within the workplace. These reproductive women’s health conditions are often dismissed as taboo topics and hidden away from the spotlight. But, it is time that we stop ignoring these problems and recognise them as serious workplace health concerns.

In this week’s See Her Thrive podcast episode, Clare Knox is joined by Stephanie Taylor, Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, as they discuss the pelvic floor importance, top tips and tricks to improve pelvic floor health, and the benefits of using Kegel8 pelvic toners.