Pelvic floor health is essential, particularly for busy women facing hormonal changes and increased stress. These factors can significantly impact the pelvic floor, leading to issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and digestive problems.

The Importance of Pelvic Floor Health

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles supporting the bladder, uterus, and rectum. These muscles are crucial for bladder control, postpartum recovery, sexual health, and core stability. During perimenopause, hormonal fluctuations can weaken these muscles, while stress can exacerbate problems by causing muscle tightness and discomfort.

Strategies for Maintaining Pelvic Floor Health

  • Exercise: Regularly perform Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. This involves contracting and relaxing these muscles to improve tone and support.
  • Stress Management: Practicing mindfulness, meditation, and deep breathing can help reduce stress levels, mitigating its impact on pelvic health.
  • Healthy Diet: A balanced diet supports overall health, helping maintain a healthy weight and reducing pressure on the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Proper Posture: Good posture and body mechanics prevent unnecessary strain on the pelvic floor. Use your legs to lift heavy objects, not your back, to avoid added stress on these muscles.

Understanding the Effects of Stress

Stress can significantly impact pelvic floor health by causing muscle tension and chronic discomfort. High stress levels can also lead to digestive issues, which place additional pressure on the pelvic floor. Managing stress through relaxation techniques is vital to maintaining pelvic health.

Educational Resources and Support

Investing time in understanding and caring for your pelvic floor can lead to significant improvements in your overall well-being. By incorporating these strategies into your daily routine, you can enhance your health and quality of life during perimenopause and beyond.

Upcoming Workshop: Pelvic Floor Basics

To further explore this topic, join us on July 10, 2024, for our workshop, Pelvic Floor: The Basics, led by Dr. Kelley Urionaguena. This session will cover:
  • Pelvic Floor Anatomy: Understanding the structure and function of your pelvic floor.
  • Exercise Techniques: Learning effective exercises to strengthen and relax these muscles.
  • Stress Management: Exploring strategies to manage stress and its impact on pelvic health.
Date: July 10, 2024
Location: Sage & Sol Wellness
Fee: $30
Max Participants: 10
RegistrationClick Here
For more information and to register, visit Marcie Walker LLC and The Wild Sage Society
Join us and take the first step towards a stronger, healthier you.


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