When facing problems with pelvic floor muscles conditions the last thing most want to do is leave the house let alone break a sweat with exercise. Here are a few tips to try that are not only pelvic floor friendly but also aim to help you keep moving and keeping active for your long term health:
1) Check in with a pelvic health physiotherapist
A trained pelvic health physiotherapist is able to carry out a full assessment to identify where the problem is and how best it can be addressed. Part of that may include giving you strategies to manage pain, weakness and loss of movement. This is a great way to be able to get a complete evaluation and get a program that is individualized and specific to you and your needs.
2) Engage in low impact exercises
Unless told otherwise by your doctor aim to drink 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid throughout the day. Poor fluid intake not only impacts bladder health but also bowels which can further exacerbate issues with your pelvic floor muscles. In particular, constipation. This can lead to behaviors of straining in order to empty the bowels which in turn weaken the pelvic floor worsening symptoms.
4) Eat a healthy balanced diet
This not only aims to maintain a healthy weight, but it enhances gut movement and prevents constipation which is essential for long term pelvic health.
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