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.
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 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
Original Content by Olatz Zeberio, Transposed by Shannon TrudeauxThe muscles of the pelvic floor undergo changes throughout the course of a woman's life such as pregnancy and menopause. And in some cases the pelvic floor is weakened through these experienced changes. In others it simply requires more attention. However there are 5 main factors that damage the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is damaged when it receives excessive pressure, stress or injuries in any of the structures of the pelvic area. Taking care of the pelvic area is important for preventing problems like Urinary Incontinence (urine leakage) and improving your intimate health. For this reason it is important to know the five main factors that can harm your pelvic floor:
Original Content By Olatz Zeberio, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy SpecialistTransposed by Shannon Trudeaux
The Pelvic Floor Area
Most of you would probably better recognize the term just as the pelvic floor; however, the pelvic floor area encompasses more structures within your body than just the pelvic floor muscles. Thus, it is important to be able to identify the different pelvic areas in your body.