Everything you need to know about your Pelvic Floor

Everything you need to know about your Pelvic Floor

 

As a woman, you’ve probably heard about how important it is to keep your pelvic floor strong and healthy. Doctors, gynacoligists and specialists world-wide call it the unsung hero of the body because of its essential role in your health and wellbeing.

Your pelvic floor does has vital importance – it protects and supports all your reproductive organs (such as your uterus) and your bladder and digestive organs, too.

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Your pelvic floor – also known as your pelvic diaphragm, is the group of muscles deep in the pelvis that run from the front of your pubic bone to the back of your tailbone – it acts like a hammock to support these important organs. And, like a good hammock, it is vital to have the right tension to do it’s job properly.

A weak pelvic floor will lead to many problems, such as incontinence. (for example laughter leaks, a weak bladder, getting up at night to wee, and rushing to the  toilet  all the time. This is such a common issue that 1 in 3 women resort to relying on pads or adult diapers.

It can also lead to an unsatisfying sex life for you and your partner and a stubborn fat bloated tummy…  no matter how much exercise you do!

Your pelvic floor weakens for many reasons. These include aging, menopause, childbirth, strenuous exercise, desk jobs … or simply being overweight.

A strong pelvic floor keeps itself firm and allows you to do simple things like laugh with gusto at a great joke without leaking or allow you to hold your wee in on a long trip. It is also helps to improve your posture, avoid back pain and improve your love life for both you and your lover!

The good news is that just like any muscle in the body, your pelvic floor can be strengthened with regular targeted exercises. The most common of these are known as Kegel exercises. You can learn more about Kegel Exercises here.

You’re pelvic floor really is the un-sung hero of your body. It is the root of your femininity and power. Throughout our website, we strive educate women about the pelvic floor and how to keep it strong and healthy. With a strong pelvic floor you will re-discover your inner strength, take back control and re-vitalize your life.
This video will help you learn more about your pelvic floor.  Pelvic Floor Video: