PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH

Dec 052017
 
Laselle_VS_KegelSmart

Lift & Squeeze: Comparing Laselle and KegelSmart Pelvic Floor Trainers

Sure, we know how important pelvic floor strength is for our overall health, but do any of us actually know if we’re doing them right?   Enter Kegel exercisers – handly little devices that range from beautifully simple to astoundingly high tech (while always easy to use). We’ve got 2 types of products – Laselle [...]

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Sep 052017
 
How-to-Deal-with-an-Overactive-Bladder

How to Deal with an Overactive Bladder

Urination is a normal part of a healthy, functioning body, but when does an ‘active’ bladder become an ‘overactive’ bladder? On average, you can expect to go about eight times a day; if you down a Route 44 Slurpee, at least one extra trip to the loo is in your near future. But an overactive [...]

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Jun 132017
 
what age should you start doing kegels

Kegels: The Earlier the Better?

Whether you pronounce it key-gul or kay-gul, you’ve probably heard something about this wonderful little workout. Developed by Dr. Kegel, this exercise is a simple contraction of your pelvic floor muscles (upwards and inwards) which can build strength and tone over time. The benefits of Kegeling range from improving your sex life to preventing incontinence, [...]

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May 092017
 
vagina exercise weights

How to Use Vagina Weights: 8 Dos and Don’ts

The muscles of the pelvic floor have one of the toughest jobs in the whole body, supporting many of our vital organs and helping us to stay in control of many of our bodily functions. Good pelvic floor strength also increases sexual sensation and can help prepare for, and recover from childbirth. So it’s really [...]

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Jan 092017
 

14 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

When it comes to being fit and healthy, it’s not just what’s on the outside that counts. No siree, staying in shape is as much about the inside as the out. And yet, a hugely important part of our internal anatomy is constantly overlooked when we discuss exercise or anything else for that matter… The [...]

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Sep 152016
 
woman wearing sunglasses holding illustrated weights

And Squeeze! Why You NEED Vagina Weights in Your Life

You’ve most likely heard (over and over again) how important a strong pelvic floor is, from avoiding wet panties (the bad kind) to intensifying your moans n’ groans (the good kind). Yet for many women, the ol’ lift-and-squeeze Kegel method can seem like a pretty vague and uneventful workout. Because we cannot see or feel our [...]

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Dec 042015
 

5 Reasons to Start Doing Kegels – Right Now

You’ve heard it before: “do your Kegels! They’re great for you!” But a lot of us like to think that it doesn’t apply to us – especially if we’re not experiencing any obvious problems right now. But the reality is ALL women need a healthy pelvic floor and Kegel exercises are one of the best [...]

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Nov 062015
 

Diabetes and Incontinence – Why and How to Treat it

Approximately 13 million American women have diabetes and they experience many challenges, but one of the more embarrassing side effects is an increased risk of urinary incontinence. Even though women with diabetes have up to a 70% increased risk of developing incontinence, it remains one of the more difficult topics for women to discuss, so [...]

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Jan 272015
 
Protect Your Pelvic Floor During Exercise

9 Simple Ways to Protect Your Pelvic Floor During Exercise

We’re big fans of staying fit and healthy, but it’s important to make sure your fitness routine is safe for every part of your body – including your pelvic floor muscles. Some exercises put increased downward pressure on your pelvic floor, which can weaken the muscles and connective tissues there.  Your pelvic floor supports your [...]

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