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11 October 2018 685 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 648 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.

8 October 2018 432 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 259 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 328 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.

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 444 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 212 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.

24 September 2018 946 Views
Let's Talk About Sex: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Fertility

Let's Talk About Sex: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Fertility

Today marks the start of sexual health week 2018. The campaign, organised by the family planning association, runs from 24th to 30th September. The sexual health charity aims to provide support and information on healthy relationships, sex, contraception, STI’s, and this year’s topic, consent.

Consent is the key factor that underpins sexual health and wellbeing and can often be the unfortunate link between sex and diseases; such as pelvic inflammatory disease. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of pelvic inflammatory disease, the team at Kegel8 have produced a useful guide to help you understand the disease.

11 September 2018 281 Views
Is It Normal For Adults To Wet The Bed?

Is It Normal For Adults To Wet The Bed?

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!

10 September 2018 562 Views
What Exercises Can I Do to Help My Incontinence?

What Exercises Can I Do to Help My Incontinence?

The pelvic floor muscles are the key group that provide support for our internal organs and directly help prevent incontinence by closing the urethra and the anus. Pelvic floor exercises should be the first priority for anyone with bladder leakage or pelvic organ prolapse.

But our bodies are made up of lots of other joints and muscle groups too. Most specialist pelvic health physiotherapists will also suggest that you work on your other ‘core’ muscles too.

In this blog, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor Amanda Savage, shares her expertise on the best exercises to reduce your incontinence.