How do you know if your pelvic floor is too weak, too tight, or just right?

How do you know if your pelvic floor is too weak, too tight, or just right?

To lengthen or strengthen? There should be a balance of strength, stability, and relaxation. A pelvic floor that is too weak can lead to leakage or prolapse. One that is too tight can lead to things like pain or constipation. Therefore, it's important to find a balance between strengthening and lengthening. What is normal? First, what does a normal pelvic floor do? One that functions normally...

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Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy

Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of significant change for any woman's body. There are changes in nearly every part of the body during pregnancy, from hormones to metabolism. There are changes in the musculoskeletal system and cardiovascular system. Your body even changes the way it regulates temperature. All of these changes put a huge demand on the pregnant body. Exercise is a crucial to meeting the...

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New to Prenatal Yoga? Your Prenatal Yoga Questions Answered

New to Prenatal Yoga? Your Prenatal Yoga Questions Answered

Should I do prenatal yoga if I'm pregnant? The short answer- YES. See below for prenatal yoga benefits. Prenatal Yoga Benefits Ease aches and pains: Pregnancy comes with a lot of aches and pains like back pain, SI pain, leg cramps, difficulty breathing, sciatic pain, foot pain. Yoga can help through stretching, mindful movement, and breath work. Connecting the body with the breath. Speaking of...

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Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women: A Guide to Return to Running

Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women: A Guide to Return to Running

Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women Unfortunately, leakage during running or workouts is more common than it needs to be. Whether you notice a little dampness or have pee running down your leg, leakage during running and workouts does not have to be your norm. Running is a high impact activity and puts a lot of stress on the pelvic floor. So, does that mean you have to give up running? Pelvic floor...

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