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Protect your pelvic floor
SEE WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT
The pelvic floor is the muscle that holds the bladder, the uterus and the rectum.
It can weaken due to:
- giving birth
- constipation and the effort to evacuate
- performing high impact sports like running, biking or CrossFit
- doing ab crunches
If when you cough your belly inflates outwards or you can feel the pelvic floor moving downwards, your pelvic floor may be weak and can’t hold in its place as it should.
If in the past 5 months you have had a slight urine leak while running, coughing or laughing, you may have urinary incontinence.
The pelvic floor holds the bladder, the uterus and the rectum. The vagina doesn’t have a sphincter, so if your pelvic floor is weak and can’t hold these organs, they can slide out of the vagina.
The most common prolapses are:
- Bladder prolapsus or cystocele: When the bladder herniates into the vagina.
- Uterus prolapsus: When the uterus herniates into the vagina.
- Rectum prolapsus: When the rectum herniates into the vagina.
Low Pressure Fitness is the best method to prevent this, as it focuses on strengthening it through hypopressive exercises.
Reeducate your diastasis recti
Diastasis recti, or also called abdominal diastasis, is a separation on the rectus abdominis. It affects the pelvic floor because it co-acts with the diaphragm and the lumbar column. When one fails, the others are affected.
It can appear:
- during pregnancy (66 % of women suffer diastasis during the third trimester)
- training your abs through the traditional crunches
- back pain
- digestive problems
- favours abdominal hernias
- unbalanced posture
Before SuperMums Belgium sessions we will evaluate your diastasis. If when you touch your abdominus rectus (anywhere above or below your bellybutton) your abs are separated by more than 2 cm, it is possible that you suffer diastasis.
Diastasis can be prevented and corrected through the hypopressive exercises performed during Low Pressure Fitness sessions.