We live in a world where women have to pay a price for what mother nature has declared for us. A world where some girls in countries like Zimbabwe miss days of school every month because they have limited access to sanitary wear. Some females use clothes, cotton wool and even newspapers when they are menstruating. The lack of access to adequate sanitary wear is one limitation, but the most prominent is the financial limitation. The menstrual cup is the answer because it is step closer to ending period poverty for every female who has fallen victim to this.
As the temperature slowly begins to creep up, it starts to dawn on us that summertime is arriving. It’s normally around now that your panic about achieving a ‘beach body’ sets in. But whether you want to look good in a swimsuit, or feel good and healthy – exercise is key.
You’ve done the crunches, sweated in squats and god, please don’t remind us of the plank. But there’s vital muscles that you may be forgetting when getting summer-ready.
Cycling is a great activity to stay fit and healthy. However, it comes at a price. Cycling is not the kindest sport to your vulva and vagina – potentially taking a toll on your pelvic floor.
In cycling, a strong pelvic floor can help contribute to core strength and improved breathing. But, it’s not all smiles and rainbows. Core strength can be hard to maintain if riding a bicycle can pose a detrimental threat to the pelvic floor itself.
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Using a menstrual cup is a great confidence boosting and reliable form of menstruation management. But getting started can be tricky.
The Kegel8 Menstrual Cup is a body-friendly, comfortable, and easy-to-use form of sanitary protection. But every vagina is different, that’s why you may need to experiment a little when you first come to using your cup.
There are dozens of ways that you can fold your menstrual cup to help ease insertion, so here at Kegel8, we’ve compiled our top choices into one short video for you to choose and try.
It’s pretty common knowledge now that you should be exercising your pelvic floor. If you haven’t heard of Kegels where have you been?! For those out of the loop – Kegels are a form of exercise that specifically target your pelvic floor muscles; often a set of voluntary contractions to strengthen the muscles.
When you perform a Kegel exercise you should ALWAYS remember to relax your pelvic floor after contracting it. Failing to teach your pelvic floor muscles how to relax can lead to them becoming overactive – this can be seen in certain activities, such as ballet, where the pelvic floor plays a big role.
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So, you’ve worked up the courage to buy a menstrual cup, mentally prepared yourself to use it and you figured it’s not that bad. Inserting your cup was a breeze, but now you’re at the next stage: how on earth do you get this thing out?!
Menstrual cups are one of the easiest and cheapest forms of period management that you can use, but it can be tricky to learn how to use them properly. There’s a certain art to safely removing your cup without causing any unwanted stress. Read this blog to learn more…
"One of the most important things a person can do for their pelvic health is to keep good, regular bowel movements going. However, too many women do not prioritise this time and end up constipated as a result."
In this blog, Registered Dietitian Dalia Maori writes about the important of nutrition in avoiding and treating constipation.
Switching to a menstrual cup is a great investment financially and environmentally. But, they’re not exactly like tampons where you buy a bunch of them with different absorbency levels and decide which one to wear on the day…
Menstrual cups work regardless of your flow, and tend to be available in a range of sizes, but how do you know which is best for your body? Read this blog to learn more…
In July 2018, the use of mesh in surgeries to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse was immediately stopped. After being fitted to thousands of women across the UK, cases of extreme pain and even loss of mobility started to come to light.
Now, almost 9 months on, the ban may be lifted.
Stress is often an unavoidable part of normal life. One way or another, it’s bound to affect you in small amounts. Chronic stress on the other hand is far from healthy. Mostly, it affects your emotional wellbeing, but it can also wreak havoc on your pelvic floor.
When you’ve got a million and one things to take care of, your pelvic floor is probably the least of your concerns. But, a strong and healthy pelvic floor can help keep you supported physically and mentally. Read this blog to learn more…