Does the use of Ben Wa Balls have the same benefits as Kegel exercises? Are Ben Wa Balls indicated for Urinary Incontinence Problems?
Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over the use of Ben Wa Balls, Kegels, and Smart Kegel Devices. It's wonderful that more and more women are learning to exercise their pelvic floor.
However, when you want to find reliable sources on what exercises are best to practice (either as a preventative measure or as a solution to problems like urinary incontinence), they are often scattered and unreliable. Word of mouth often creates myths like that "I can train my pelvic floor just with Chinese balls", while online, professional information is often confused with advertisements of products that promise more than 50 shades of Grey. In addition, it use to be generalized information that doesn't consider that every woman and every state of life is different.
Abdominal pressure caused by sneezing, coughing, vomiting, jumping, or weight lifting, can cause urine leakage and pelvic organ prolapse (can be identified as a heavy feeling in the vagina) in women that have a weakened pelvic floor. In this blogpost we give you recommendations and techniques to avoid leakage when coughing and sneezing. This way you can protect your body and pelvic area.
Did you know that chronic respiratory diseases pose a risk of weakening of the pelvic muscles? Women who suffer from these have a higher risk of pelvic floor problems such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or sexual dysfunction. In this post you will understand why this occurs and how to avoid future problems with your pelvic floor.
In continuation of our Kegel and Hypopressive series, we are going to show you ways of implementing these exercises secretly in your daily life. ;) This week's post focuses on how to discreetly perform Kegels and Hypopressive exercises at the office while working.
So now What?
After reading the two previous posts I'm All About That Kegel, The Hypopressive Exercise: The Hypo What?, we now know the background, importance and benefits of Kegel and Hypopressive exercises. But how are we supposed to implement them? When you have a busy day, usually the last thing you want to do is go to the gym or to set up a spot in your living space to do Kegel and Hypopressive exercises. However, there are other ways to perform them in public areas that are quick and discreet. You can continue training your pelvic floor wherever you go if you so choose. ;)Below are two ways in which you can train your pelvic floor by performing discreet exercises at the office.
Transportation.Everybody has to use it. Going to work, school, vacation, and the gym. We generally spend a lot of time sitting during the day. Most people are not particularly fond of sitting all the time. However, it is a necessary evil for most jobs and/or if we plan on going anywhere further than our feet would like to carry us.
Happy Holidays from the entire Bwom team! ???"Wow, the holiday season is flying by." You may or may not like the holiday season, but undoubtedly we consider it a marked anniversary that makes us reflect on the year and helps us decide how we want to start the next next one. It is also time to celebrate, to thank, and to congratulate. In this post we want to wish you a wonderful end of your year, now matter how you celebrate it. :)
The Hypopressive exercise, also known as Hypopressive Abdominal Gymnastics, is a relatively recent technique used to help in exercising the pelvic floor and toning the abdomen.
The reason Hypopressives are called Abdominal Hypopressive Gymnastics is due to the fact that the workout can be considered a sport in itself. (And it’s quick too! No more working out at the gym for 2 or more hours at a time… if you don’t want to that is.)
By Alba M. Villoro, Transposed by Shannon Trudeaux
Having launched the new app Bwom, we could not be more excited and proud. After months of work, we have created a powerful tool to help you take care of the pelvic floor. We designed this program by listening to our clients and by responding to the real needs of women in matters of their intimate health.
Since the launch of the first version of Bwom, we have talked with more than 30 different active users. Through their feedback, we noticed trends in the experiences of our users. This included positive feedback as well as what we could do, as an app, to improve. We adjusted our app to help address any problems, needs, and expectations our users have had. We want to thank all of the women who have trusted Bwom and have given us feedback to improve. With your help we want to help improve the quality of life for all women.
By Shannon Trudeaux
We as an organization want to start the conversation. To open a topic that can at times be seen as controversial and sometimes even taboo. This topic is something that people will giggle about if you mention because it is a topic so personal... hardly anyone will risk saying it out loud. This topic is (Dun Dun DUUUUUNN!) The Pelvic Floor