It’s 4 weeks to Christmas and if you’ve been following our 12 weeks to Christmas countdown, then you’ve made it through 8 weeks of pelvic floor exercise. This week, we’re going to focus on what else you can do to help your pelvic floor and keep it strong and healthy, long after your Kegel8 12 Weeks to Christmas exercise plan is done.
4 Weeks to Christmas – What else can I do for my pelvic floor?
Once you’ve finished your Kegel8 12 Weeks to Christmas exercise plan, the work doesn’t stop there. What I often tell Kegel8 ladies when they call on the phone is that the pelvic floor is like any other muscle, and if you stop exercising it, then it will get weaker – just the same as if you were exercising your arms or legs at the gym.
To maintain the great results that you have achieved with your Kegel8 electronic pelvic toner, then it’s important that once you have achieved your desired results, then you should carry on exercising twice a week with an overall pelvic floor workout programme (PO9 on the old-style Kegel8 Ultra, or PO3 or PO4 on the new Kegel8 Ultra 20).
There’s also a few Kegel8 top tips that you can follow to make sure your pelvic floor stays in the best shape yet:
- Take a Vitamin D supplement: it’s clinically proven that women with lower levels of Vitamin D3 are more likely to suffer from pelvic floor weakness, so take a good-quality Vitamin D3 supplement such as SunVit-D3 (it’s especially important at this time of year when there’s less sun).
- Avoid constipation: being constipated is one of the worst things that you can do for your pelvic floor, so drink plenty of water, eat lots of fruit and vegetables and try a Squatty Potty (available from our friends at StressNoMore) – by raising your body into a squatting position it makes it much easier to go to the toilet and helps you to avoid constipation.
- Watch your weight: a weight loss of just 10% of your body weight can help your muscle strength by as much as 50%, so it’s important to keep an eye on your weight.
- Posture: bad posture puts a lot of extra pressure on your pelvic floor, so remember to sit up straight, walk tall and remember BBC – Bum at the Back of the Chair – it’s as simple as that.
It’s just 4 weeks to Christmas, keep up the great work!