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Kegels – Not just for women

Posted By On 14 Dec 2020

Kegels – Not just for women

Yes it’s true, kegels are not just for women! The perineum or pelvic floor are layers of muscles or can be considered the foundation that hold up your organs.

Hormone changes, including postpartum, menopause and andropause (“male” menopause”) all influence the wellbeing of the perineum. In men over 45, if your having trouble with urinary incontinence, this can be related to testosterone levels dropping.

I’ve talked about this before, but the importance of ‘kegels’ can greatly influence the strength of your muscles and help with bladder control and bowel control. It also helps with improving the tone and health of the vagina.

A very interesting study also found that vitamin D was shown to positively influence the muscles in the pelvic floor thereby strengthening them. Another reason to take this amazing vitamin.

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Here are some tips when it comes to doing the ‘kegel’ for your pelvic floor:
1. When you breathe in, relax your pelvic floor
2. When you breathe out, that is when you do the ‘elevator lift up’ movement with the perineum (or pelvic floor)
3. Aim to do between 50-100/day

For more information on how to keep you and your family healthy, I can help in a couple of ways:

1. Work with me one-on-one
If you would like to work directly with me and radically improve your energy-just send us a quick email erinmillshealth@bellnet.ca and we can set you up with a Naturopathic Initial Consult.

2. Test drive my services
Email us at erinmillshealth@bellnet.ca and we can set you up with a complimentary 15 minute consult

Sincerely,

Kirsten Almon ND
and the Erin Mills Optimum Health team
(905) 828-2014

Disclaimer
This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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