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5 Things You'll Want to Know About Your Pelvic Floor

1. Your pelvic floor is designed to contract upwards, each time you breathe

Your pelvic floor is linked to your diaphragm, which means, when you breathe out, your pelvic floor is designed to contract upwards. Neat hey?

2. It's not all about pelvic floor exercises (PFEs)

PFEs have their place, but optimising your pelvic floor function goes hand-in-hand with optimising your core function. Why?

3. Managing internal pressure is key

A strong core and pelvic floor works efficiently during everyday events - coughing, sneezing, lifting, running, carrying children etc. You shouldn't be leaking or have a falling out feeling. Yes, it's common, but it's not normal.

4. If you leak when you exercise - STOP, why?

Crunches, weights, sit-ups, running etc increase pressure internally and can put strain on already compromised / weakened area. Leaking is a sign things aren't right. And (truth bomb) it's not going to get better on its own.

5. Getting on top of things quickly means you're more likely to make a full recovery

Sorting out any niggles / symptoms is best done as soon as possible. Many women put up with problems during their 30s and 40s. When the menopause hits, these frequently get worse - so getting on top of them as soon as possible, whenever that it, is a no-brainer.

If you want to get back in control, send me an email to book a chat, or book onto the next 'Your Hypopressives Toolkit' Workshop. I'd love to work with you!

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