The truth about your pelvic floor & how to age yours gracefully

When we see signs of aging, it’s usually on our face in our 30s and we often research the best luxurious face cream to combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our bones and our muscles are also aging at a rapid pace. Yet we don’t tend to think of our bones aging process until our 50s when the osteoporosis kicks in.

How can you help your bone density today?

Emma had an amazing time at the #Womenonfire event with Jenny from Burrell Education. Over 200 ladies who are passionate about Women’s health came together to learn from the leaders in the industry. Among the speakers were top Women’s Health Physio, Michelle Lyons, Gut Health Coach and CEO of Integrative Women’s Health and DR.Anu Arasu a specialist in HRT & Bio-identical Hormones.

One of the things that became evident was that although these ladies are highly educated, they often aren’t taken seriously by women that want to get fit. Why? Well, because they don’t show pictures of their six packs whilst lifting heavy weights in very little clothes!  It seems we only take people seriously in the fitness industry if they look like perfection on the outside. We are more bothered about what looking good on the outside looks like than actually being healthy on the inside!

Emma attended the #Womenonfire event with over 200 ladies who are passionate about Women’s health and ageing. Learning from the leaders in the industry.

Emma’s favourite quotes by Jenny Burell is “We seem to know more about our phones programming than we do our bodies.”

This seems so true of many people that Emma now trains. They were once running lots and eating LESS and leaking urine, yet they would rather live like this because they prefer to look lean. After childbirth,the media and marketing are still intent on piling on the pressure to ‘get back into your jeans’.

There is another way…educating yourself about your body before and after birth, nurturing your body and nourishing your body. Emma wants all mums to enjoy exercise and if running or yoga is your favourite pastime, then she will help you get the best out of your chosen exercise.

Pelvic floor health and breath are often ignored, yet if you can’t connect with your breath it can lead to serious issues with your pelvic floor.

The pelvic floor can’t be trained in isolation. Learning to breathe better and connect with your pelvic floor is essential – when you lift that baby out of the high chair, push the buggy up hill, get up from the floor after changing a nappy. Learn to sit and stand with better alignment. How you ever thought about how many times do you get up from standing in a day and don’t focus on connecting before you stand up?

And here’s the thing: pelvic floor connection, breath, diet all play a massive part of how your body deals with Menopause. It’s not long for some of us now!

Did you know your muscle mass starts to decline when you are 35?  So, what you are eating and drinking in your 30s affects your body in your 50s and 60s!

If you suffer from tight hamstrings and back ache and the like then be careful you aren’t going to have a disability in your 60’s. What do I mean by this!? If movement is hard, you can’t tie your laces or cut your toenails. You are unable to get out of the house; therefore, you have a disability.

I want to be able to move, jump, run and function way into my 70s…don’t you?

Emma isn’t asking you to never eat chocolate, never drink wine and never go on a run. What Emma is suggesting is that we start to take more care of our body and our minds. Being a size 10 will not make any difference to our bone density or the agony of osteoporosis or the embarrassment of wetting yoursself. During Menopause our PF weakens, so we need to ALL start aging IN health NOW.

Working your pelvic floor, is not about Kegels. Try to stop thinking about your body as different departments and start thinking about it as a whole unit. Everything is connected and if you can’t breathe right then your pelvic floor can’t work right – which means your core isn’t as strong as you may think.

I’ll ask you the question Jenny asked us: Do you know how to download an app on your phone? Then why don’t you know the basics about your body?

Facts about aging that may shock you

  • Getting from sitting to standing puts 20 pounds worth of pressure onto our bodies.
  • Studies on the Pelvic floor found that Yoga Downward Dogs and crunches can put more pressure on the pelvic floor than lifting a weight.
  • You could save money on the pelvic floor tools and devices available just by breathing better.
  • Your pelvic floor drops as you inhale and lifts as you exhale.
  • We are more likely to die of heart disease than cancer.
  • Carrying your phone on you can cause a decrease in bone density.

Why isn’t all this info more readily available? It isn’t sexy information and it seems appearance matters more than health in aging. Bone health just isn’t sexy enough!

The truth about incontinence

I’m going to shock you ladies with this statistic: 1 in 5 ladies over 40 experience anal incontinence. This is because our pelvic floor gets weaker as we age. We can’t ignore this any longer.

I am here to help you restore your body after giving birth, to make sure you are thinking about and connecting with your pelvic floor. I’m here to teach you about how to breath better, connect better and move better each day.

And I’m not just here for new mums. I work with many clients who have older children who have never focused on pelvic floor recovery and still have issues, even years after giving birth.

Together I can teach you how to learn more about your body so that you can get better at your chosen sport, get better results and feel better. Let’s not work against health, let’s work with it!

Join one of our programmes today or get in touch with me for a free 10-minute consultation.

Emma attended the #Womenonfire event with over 200 ladies who are passionate about Women’s health and ageing. Learning from the leaders in the industry.

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