The muscles you need to remember to exercise in 2018.
Even a small amount of weight gain can provoke the onset of issues such as stress incontinence caused by a weakened pelvic floor.
Did you know?
Weight gain and pelvic floor health are intrinsically linked – excess pounds cause additional stress: “By losing 10% of your body weight, you can increase the strength of your pelvic floor by 50%” – Consultant Urogynaecologist Mark Slack
If this happens to you, there’s no reason to feel ashamed – 1 in 3 women will suffer from a pelvic floor issue at some point in their life. However, despite being such a common issue, 70% of people with urinary leakage do not seek advice and treatment for their problem.
There’s no need to hide away if you’re properly educated on the subject and there are steps you can take to ensure you’re keeping your pelvic floor muscles fighting fit. A healthy pelvic floor is also important for strengthening your core muscles.
It’s also essential to watch what you’re eating as certain food can have a negative impact on pelvic floor health.
Here are some recommended exercises to incorporate into your next gym (or home) workout to ensure that your pelvic floor is as fit and strong as you feel.
See next page for your 2018 Pelvic Floor Diet Infographic…