What every woman should know!

What every woman should know – 1 in 3 women suffer from Pelvic Floor problems

70% improve with continuous and specialised exercises

Causes of Pelvic Floor Problems

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Constipation and straining
  • Chronic Cough
  • Being Over weight
  • Poor posture

Pelvic Floor Exercises:

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent or sit in a chair with your back supported
  • Imagine trying to hold in urine or wind from the back passage
  • Hold this for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times
  • Do some strong lifts of your pelvic floor until your muscles get tired.

Top tips for a healthy bladder

  • Do pelvic floor exercises 3 times a day
  • Squeeze your pelvic floor strongly before you cough or sneeze
  • Don’t go to the toilet ‘just in case’. Emptying your bladder when its not full teaches it bad habits
  • Try drinking water instead or coffee/ tea/ fizzy drinks or alcohol. These irritate the bladder
  • Maintain a healthy bowel to reduce strain on the pelvic floor

Below is a video of some Pilates exercises that can help with strengthening your pelvic floor.

By | 2017-11-23T21:31:50+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on What every woman should know!