We delve deep into the world of pelvic floor muscles. Whether you’re a woman or someone who has women in their lives, this one is for you.
We had an incredible guest, Lynda Lovatt, a registered nurse and personal trainer, who shared her expertise on the power of the pelvic floor. She delved into what it is, how to take care of it, and even when to seek professional help.
Understanding the Pelvic Floor
The pelvic floor, often misunderstood, plays a significant role in our overall health. It is a group of muscles that act as a supportive hammock, located at the base of the pelvis.
These muscles support our organs, maintain bladder and bowel control, aid in sexual function, and provide stability during physical activities.
Taking Care of Your Pelvic Floor
Regular pelvic floor exercises are vital for maintaining its health. These exercises can be done in various positions and during different activities such as sitting, lying down, or standing.
Professionals recommend combining pelvic floor exercises with proper breathing techniques to engage the diaphragm and enhance protection. Quick holds and reactions, with around 10 repetitions of lifting and relaxing, are particularly beneficial.
Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor
During pregnancy, the pelvic floor undergoes immense strain due to the weight of the growing baby, amniotic fluid, and placenta. This can lead to incontinence, the possibility of prolapse, and discomfort. Strengthening and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles throughout pregnancy can facilitate an easier birth and boost confidence.
Seeking Professional Help
If you experience any pain, discomfort, or active symptoms in the pelvic area, it is essential to seek advice from medical professionals. Public health physios, practice nurses, and GPs are great resources to start the conversation. Don’t hesitate to discuss any concerns during your visits, as early intervention can prevent further complications.
Workshops on Women’s Health
Exciting workshops are coming up in September, organised by Linda Lovett from Lady Talk. These workshops provide safe spaces to discuss taboo topics and women’s healthy ageing. The first workshop, “A Lot of Vagina,” covers changes in the vagina over a woman’s lifespan, cervical smears, exercise during menopause, and more.
“More Than Menopause,” the second workshop, focuses on menopause and the prevention of diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and dementia in postmenopausal women.
It is highly recommended to attend one of the workshops if you want to learn more about women’s health and empowerment.
Understanding the power of the pelvic floor
Understanding the power of the pelvic floor is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. By incorporating regular pelvic floor exercises, seeking professional help when needed, and engaging in informative workshops, we can empower ourselves and make informed choices. Remember, your pelvic floor deserves love and attention too!
Today’s blog was all about pelvic floor health. Now, I know you might be thinking, “What does that have to do with entrepreneurship?” Well, let me tell you—it’s all about taking care of yourself so you can show up as your best, most confident self in your business.
It is especially important for you if you’re planning to have children or have already been through pregnancy.
Take care of yourself from the inside out.
Strong pelvic floor, strong business.
If you want to dive deeper into this topic, make sure to check out the full podcast episode on Project Joyful and don’t forget to follow Lynda Lovatt for more incredible insights on women’s health.
This blog covers the interview and work of Lynda Lovatt of Lynda Lovatt Lady Talk.