Are you up for a challenge? Perfect, try this next time you go for a walk.
If you're not sure where your pelvic floor muscles are here is a recap. They attach at your pubic bone at the front and your tailbone at the back. These muscles act like a sling holding your organs up and inside you.
There are also the muscles that stop you urinating mid flow.
Now keep reading to try this challenge.
The easiest exercise for pregnant women and new mums is walking. So when you are going for your next walk, try walking slowly, stand tall, and focus on where your pelvic floor muscles are. Try holding your pelvic floor muscles on just a little bit, for a few minutes while you walk. It will take a lot of concentration but give it a go.
This trains the muscles to work functionally when you are doing other things, which is ultimately the goal with your pelvic floor muscles. To support you gently while you get on with your daily tasks.
Benefits of Pelvic Floor training:
If you have no idea what I'm talking about don't worry, the PPF program is for you! It's a full pregnancy pelvic floor strengthening program that also includes posture exercises and leg strengthening exercises too. You will also get stretches that are brilliant for helping you prepare for labour and a little bit of relaxation in there too.
Not only do you get to strengthen and feel your pelvic floor muscles, you will know if you are doing them correctly!
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I'm Melanie, a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.
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