Ladies, think about your pelvic floor
Since your first midwife appointment you have heard the words pelvic floor exercise. You’ve been told to do them daily and for life. Now, I’ll take a guess and assume that hasn’t happened.. Maybe you fit in a few squeezes when stopped at a red light?
Now, I don’t want to hark on about the importance of pelvic floor exercises, but they ARE IMPORTANT. Seriously. And it’s never too late to start them. Your pelvic floor is a muscle just like any other in your body, just as you may take up Zumba at 50 to build strength and lose weight you too can start working out that pelvic floor at 50. But please I encourage you to start as early as possible
So, lets give an exercise a go. We are going to work with our breath for maximum effect. Sitting comfortably, sit up tall, relax your shoulders. As you inhale begin to squeeze your pelvic floor, start from the back working up to the front and lift the muscle. Exhale release slowly, lowering first. Repeat inhale tighten the muscle lifting up, exhale slowly release. Inhale a little longer this time tighten, lifting the muscle, HOLD 1 – 2 – 3, release exhaling slowly. Repeat, inhale tightening lifting the muscle , HOLD 1 – 2 – 3 – 4, release exhaling fully. Again, inhale, squeeze and lift, HOLD 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 and release fully.
Repeat the above 3 more times. Tomorrow repeat it 4 times, and the next day 5.
Well done! I have other fun pelvic floor exercises that I will be sharing with you soon!
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