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The Unsung hero - The Pelvic Floor

 
Pelvic Floor
 
Inner Strength - Pelvic Floor
The pelvic floor runs between your pubic bome and your tail bone and one "Sit Bone" to the other. It is vital for your health and well -being , (not to mention your sex life). It is made up of deep and superficial layers of muscles that support your pelvic organs, it stops everything from "falling out", be it your organs or your bodily waste products.
Most of the time we don't have to think about it. The pelvic floor is important in sexual function especially in men for erectile function and ejaculation. It supports the weight of baby in pregnancy and it works with the abdominal and bak muscles to stablise and support the spine.
A poor functioning pelvic floor can lead to problems such as : lower back pain, repeated groin strains, leakages, poor core stability to name but a few.
The four top tips for looking after your pelvic floor include:
  1. "The Knack Manoeuvre - squeeze and lift your pelvic floor before you lift or cough.
  2. Take care with impact sports
  3. Don't stain on the toilet
  4. Strengthen the pelvic floor.
For more info check out www.pelvicfloorfirst.co.au or come and see us for professional advice.
 

Benefits of exercise (NHS - Livewell)

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Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for.

It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some. Its name? Exercise.
Click on the links below to find out if you're doing enough for your age:

  • early childhood (under five years old)
  • young people (five to 18 years old)
  • adults (19 to 64 years old)
  • older adults (65 and over)

Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence.
This is no snake oil. Whatever your age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.
People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress,depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
“If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented,” says Dr Nick Cavill, a health promotion consultant.

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Fitness: Tips for staying motivated

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Fitness is for life. Motivate yourself with these practical tips.

By Mayo Clinic Staff (www.mayoclinic.org)

Have you ever started a fitness program and then quit? If you answered yes, you're not alone. Many people start fitness programs, but they may stop when they get bored, they don't enjoy it or results come too slowly. Here are seven tips to help you stay motivated.

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