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.
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!
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.
Tackling your post-baby body is often at the top of most women’s postnatal to-do lists. However, you must approach your new mum bod with caution; it may not exactly agree with the type of exercise that you choose.
Your muscles, ligaments, and bone structure were massively altered whilst you were pregnant, which makes you increasingly vulnerable to injury. It’s now far easier for your muscles to overstretch and strain when exercising. However, help is at hand, as here at Kegel8 we offer you our top tips for starting postnatal exercise.
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.
Practicing your pelvic floor exercises, although essential, can be a mundane and easy to forget task. Despite the importance of maintaining and improving a strong pelvic floor, it can be easy to lose motivation for the vital exercises. Pelvic floor muscle training is used as a preventative measure against a number of pelvic floor disorders, most notably, incontinence.
Recognising incontinence as a huge issue, the NHS has made some pelvic floor training products available on prescription. As the NHS is looking for ways to save costs, it is directing patients to buy products themselves. Therefore, it is worth knowing what your money can buy you.
The big ‘C’ word can often be scary, but it’s vital that we know the tell-tale signs to help to reduce the risk. There are more than 360,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s nearly 990 each day! Unfortunately, more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with one of five forms of gynaecological cancer each year in the UK.
The team at Kegel8 want to spread awareness of the taboo topic for women without shame or embarrassment. It’s important to #KnowYourBody, so read on to learn about the five types of gynaecological cancers; Cervical, Ovarian, Vaginal, Vulval and Womb.
We’re all familiar with the laughing women, dancing women, and oops moments that build a pad advertisement. They all serve to make incontinence appear as a normal part of ageing. But is it?
Of course not!
These adverts for pads (essentially adult diapers) encourage women to settle for a lifetime of incontinence when better treatments are readily available.
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.