Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website GOOP has become a major part of popular culture in the last few years. From fashion tips to healthy recipes, you can copy every part of Gwyneth’s life. We’re a big fan of some of her advice – she’s championed pelvic health and made a big effort to educate women on their pelvic floors.
But some of Gwyneth’s ideas are a little… out there. Read on to find out which tips you should definitely not follow – and which you should!
Elaine Miller is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and stand up comedian - not a combination you see every day! Since qualifying as a physio in 1993 she has worked at her practice in Edinburgh while also touring the world to educate people on pelvic health in a way that's friendly, accessible and hilarious.
As a friend of Kegel8 she has told us her top 16 kegel rules. They're easy to follow and will give you a chuckle while helping you protect your pelvic floor!
It’s been one of the busiest weeks ever in the Kegel8 office after our fantastic Kegel8 Cones and Kegel8 Trainer were featured on last week’s ITV’s This Morning with Dr Chris Steele, as a great way to strengthen your pelvic floor after childbirth, and also highlighted the importance of pelvic floor exercise for a satisfying love life. Read on to find out what they said…
Today's Sun newspaper broke the news of Russian gymnast Tatyana Kozhevnikova with the headline 'The woman with the world's strongest VAGINA!'
Tatyana can lift a 14kg kettlebell with her 'nether regions' - as the Sun puts it. However, we know that it's not her vagina she's lifting it with; it's her pelvic floor muscles. This takes pelvic floor exercise to the extreme, and the article has attracted a wide ranging reactions, from shock and awe: “You've got to see it to believe it!” to crude disbelief and in some cases, outright disgust, with one reader simply commenting: “Gross”.
Marisa Peer, named Best Therapist by Men's Health Magazine writes in the Sunday People to one concerned reader. Many thanks for the mention Marisa we appreciate your support!
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Trick or Treat Night dealt a particularly embarrassing blow for glamorous Nicola McLean in last night's Celebrity Come Dine With Me when she wet herself on TV.
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In 1976 I was 15 and Jimmy Savile came to our school.
I remember it well. Our sewing teacher had made a 'Jim'll Fix It' puppet, cookery teachers baked celebration Union Jack cakes and buns and the entire school rolled out the red carpet. Susan Parker and I were chosen on behalf of the school to present him with the puppet and pose for the local newspaper.
Yes, in those days it was front page stuff because he was a 'Celebrity'. Today his front page status is for an entirely different reason.
If you happened to see the Lorraine Kelly show on ITV this morning you might just realise how important pelvic health can be - especially after seeing Dr Hilary's Secret Surgery.
In the UK 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men experience bladder leakage caused by a weak pelvic floor. That's why Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies hit the road to help those afflicted with urinary stress incontinence and show them how they can strengthen pelvic floor muscles to avoid leakage. If your pelvic floor is weak, accidents can happen when you least expect them!