In the last few years, all aspects of our lives were impacted by the pandemic.
Has your lifestyle returned to how it was before?
Likely not! Research proves that we are less active and more sedentary – which affects our health, self-esteem, posture, mood, energy and, perhaps surprisingly, our pelvic health.
Remember the catchphrase, “Sitting is the new smoking”? Well, there is a new term within the medical field taking that phrase a step further, “pandemic pelvis”.
Pelvic health is a vital component of our overall health, supporting your organs, aiding digestion, bladder control, and sexual functioning; but it’s often overlooked.
Here are just a few reasons why it’s important to pay attention to your pelvic floor and the signs of decline in overall pelvic health and lower abdominal strength:
• Your pelvic floor and lower abdominal muscles can be weakened by inactivity, such as sitting for long periods of time.
• Stress can cause us to strain our pelvic floor muscles, leading to tightness.
• Coughing or long Covid can put pressure on the pelvic floor.
• Issues like frequent urination, constipation, and pain during sex can be a sign of a weak or tight pelvic floor.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to strengthen and relax your pelvic floor muscles. Talking to a medical professional about any discomfort or issues you’re experiencing can help you find the right treatment for you. Exercises like Kegels, yoga, and Pilates can help build strength and flexibility. Utilizing advanced technology, such as we do here at A Step Above Wellness Centre, with our non-invasive, “Core to Floor” program, can help with immediate results with no downtime.
What is the “Core to Floor” program?
Utilizing electromagnetic energy, we use two therapies to target the pelvic and lower abdomen, which delivers thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions, tightening muscles and even eliminating fat cells.
Want to take back control of your pelvic health? Book a consultation with Fawn Meeking, RPN,to learn if our program is right for you. Call for your visit: 519-970-9006