World Incontinence Week - June 23-29

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Friday, 20 June 2014
Are you doing your pelvic floor exercises regularly? FOR FURTHER INFORMATION GO TO www.continence.org.au

Who should do pelvic floor exercise?

Some people are more at risk of developing pelvic floor problems than others.  These include:

  • women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby
  • women who have ever had a baby
  • women who are going through, or have been through, menopause
  • women who have had gynaecological surgery(e.g. hysterectomy)
  • men who have had prostate surgery and
  • Elite athletes

Additional risk factors that can increase a person's risk of developing pelvic floor problems include:

  • a history of back pain
  • previous trauma to the pelvic region such as a fall or pelvic radiotherapy
  • ongoing constipation (i.e., regularly straining to empty your bowels)
  • a chronic cough or sneeze (e.g. due to asthma, smoking or hay fever)
  • being overweight, or having a body mass index above 25, and
  • heavy lifting on a regular basis - either at work or at the gym

WHAT EXERCISE CAN HELP YOUR PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES?

  • Walking
  • Low impact aerobics
  • Water aerobics
  • Pregnancy exercise classes
  • Cycling
  • Swimming

Light weight training (see your fitness instructor for assistance with your program)

YES YOU HAVE TIME TO DO THEM - NOW!

http://www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/pages/pelvic-floor-muscle-exercises-for-women.html 

http://www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/pages/men.html


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