Today’s episode is the most popular episode of 2023, a rerun from February 21st, episode #130.
Join me as I walk you through some pelvic floor exercises, they are an absolute game-changer for women at every stage of life – whether you’ve had a caesarean birth, are approaching menopause, or are already post-menopausal.
The Importance of Pelvic Floor Exercises:
Let’s talk about something that’s close to my heart – pelvic health. It’s a key player in your confidence, recovery, and day-to-day well-being. Drawing from my personal experiences, I want to emphasise that pelvic floor exercises are not just for a select few; they’re for every woman out there. No matter where you are in your journey – pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause – these exercises are crucial for your overall health and fitness.
Guided Exercises for Every Woman
Now, let’s get into the good stuff – a guided session of pelvic floor exercises designed with you in mind. Whether you’re sitting, lying down, or even standing, these exercises are accessible and effective.
- Quick Lifts: Picture this – zipping up around the back passage, like you’re putting the brakes on passing wind. We’re aiming for eight repetitions to get those muscles firing and working.
- Strength Holds: Get ready for some intense yet controlled pelvic floor contractions. I’ll guide you through durations ranging from five to ten seconds, ensuring you’re building that strength without any unnecessary tension.
- Endurance Holds: We’ll wrap it up with a 45-second endurance hold, focusing on a 50 percent maximum contraction. Remember, it’s all about quality over quantity, so feel free to take breaks as needed.
Invitation to a Fitness Challenge
Now, here’s something exciting for you – an exclusive invitation to join our upcoming fitness challenge inside FitNest Mama. Whether you’re a new mum, in the postpartum phase, or well into your motherhood journey, these short, snappy workouts are designed to make you feel stronger and fitter. Expect live and on-demand workouts, backed by physio support – there’s something for everyone.
Remember that pelvic floor exercises are more than just a routine – they’re your key to unlocking inner strength and confidence. Whether you’re a new mum or navigating the challenges of menopause, these exercises are tailored just for you. Enjoy!
* This podcast has general information only. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition.
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