The Pelvic Health Hub
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From bladder control to better sex, your pelvic floor and pelvic health in general are make-or-break for your quality of life. But it's an area of the body that most people know very little about. Browse our library of articles to answer common questions about the pelvic floor, Kegels, and all kinds of pelvic health and wellness issues. It's your body -- you should know every part of it!

Do Kegels Really Work? The Evidence Around Women's Pelvic Floor Exercise

October 30, 2020

Do Kegels Really Work? The Evidence Around Women's Pelvic Floor Exercise

Kegels (or pelvic floor exercise) for women is a surprisingly loaded subject (at least online), considering that many people don’t even know what they are. Some people see them as the Holy Grail of pelvic health and wellness, and a silver bullet that can deliver anything from better sex to an end... read more

What Are Kegel Exercises? Pelvic Floor 101

October 27, 2020

What Are Kegel Exercises? Pelvic Floor 101

People usually have a decent base of knowledge about the parts of their body that have the biggest impact on their quality of life and how they work -- think about your vital organs, or your limbs, etc. And the parts of the body that people have no idea about... read more

How Kegels For Men Can Lead To Better Sex

February 01, 2021

How Kegels For Men Can Lead To Better Sex

From doctors to journalists, there are a lot of... read more

5 Foods That Can Exacerbate Pelvic Health Problems

February 01, 2021

5 Foods That Can Exacerbate Pelvic Health Problems

You’ve all probably tried a diet or two in your life for various reasons, and they all recommend both good foods (veggies!) and also ones to stay away from. Thinking about your diet with pelvic health in mind is no different. We’ve written separately about helpful foods (like plenty of water, bananas, omega-3 fatty acids / fish oil,... read more

5 Foods That Can Improve Your Pelvic Health

February 01, 2021

5 Foods That Can Improve Your Pelvic Health

Your diet can have a beneficial effect (or a negative one) on aspects of your pelvic health like bladder control, pelvic pain and your sex life. But what you eat and drink is just one piece of the puzzle. So keep this in mind when you’re doing your meal planning but also remember to pay attention to... read more

Kegels For Men: Do They Really Work?

February 01, 2021

Kegels For Men: Do They Really Work?

Pelvic floor muscles have a surprisingly wide range of responsibilities in the male body, from bladder control to multiple aspects of sexual function. Research has found that doing pelvic floor muscle exercise can help your sex life and/or your bladder control. They’re not infinitely powerful but as a first-line, minimal side-effect routine, they’re a great place to start for... read more

You & Your Pelvic Floor: Let's Talk About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

January 05, 2021

You & Your Pelvic Floor: Let's Talk About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse (aka POP) is a pelvic floor disorder that can sound scary, especially if you’re not familiar with what it entails. And that is reasonable -- it’s a serious condition that should be taken seriously.  In this article, we’ll be presenting an overview of pelvic organ prolapse, including symptoms to watch out for... read more

Tight & Weak or Loose & Weak: Hypertonic vs. Hypotonic Pelvic Floor Muscles

January 04, 2021

Tight & Weak or Loose & Weak: Hypertonic vs. Hypotonic Pelvic Floor Muscles

In this article, we want to tackle one of the most important nuances of pelvic floor dysfunction: the difference between a hypertonic pelvic floor and a hypotonic one. Hopefully that will help you get a better idea of how your body works and what it might mean if your body... read more

How To Relax Your Pelvic Floor (aka Down Training)

January 04, 2021

How To Relax Your Pelvic Floor (aka Down Training)

The pelvic floor muscles are no different than the other muscles in your body: MORE STRENGTH GRRRRRR is not always the answer to your problems, or even a good thing at all. It is not uncommon at all for people (women in particular, although it can also be an issue... read more

How Kegels Can Lead To Better Sex For Women

November 25, 2020

How Kegels Can Lead To Better Sex For Women

Kegels are not magic, and they’re far from the only thing that determines whether you’re having good sex. But there is a significant body of evidence supporting the idea that pelvic floor exercise can help women have better, more pleasurable sex -- there’s definitely a reason that pop culture keeps coming back... read more

Menopause & Beyond: Healthy Aging For Your Pelvic Floor

November 25, 2020

Menopause & Beyond: Healthy Aging For Your Pelvic Floor

It’s an unfortunate truth that our bodies require a little more care and attention as they get more experienced (honestly, from midlife on, if not before). Fortunately, the wisdom of age often helps us realize that. And the beauty of the pelvic floor is that it can keep treating you well as long as... read more

You & Your Pelvic Floor: Let's Talk About Urinary Incontinence

November 25, 2020

You & Your Pelvic Floor: Let's Talk About Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a big problem. But that means the payoff for finding a solution is large, too. The biggest thing is to face it head on. Don’t be afraid to talk about it, whether you’re trying to get support and advice from friends and family or (especially) if you’re seeking... read more

How And Why To Take Care of Your Pelvic Floor While Pregnant & Postpartum

November 09, 2020

How And Why To Take Care of Your Pelvic Floor While Pregnant & Postpartum

There is a LOT to think about when you’re pregnant. So it’s understandable that something like your pelvic floor, which is invisible and many people don’t know much about anyway, might not be front of mind. But you’re doing yourself a disservice if that is the case. Despite what the... read more

Leakage When You Run? 6 Ways To Keep Your Pelvic Floor Happy

November 10, 2020

Leakage When You Run? 6 Ways To Keep Your Pelvic Floor Happy

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise out there. You can do it alone, it requires almost no equipment, and you can do it nearly anywhere and anytime you want. In the US alone, over 60 million people run for exercise.

But as with all types of... read more

Better Breathing For Better Pelvic Floor Exercise

November 10, 2020

Better Breathing For Better Pelvic Floor Exercise

Let’s paint a picture.

You’ve been doing your Kegels religiously. You know exactly where your pelvic floor muscles are, and you and your Kegel exerciser are besties. But your pelvic health results are Just. Not. Coming (or at least as quickly as you want them to).

You might want to... read more

How Your Posture Can Help (Or Hurt) Your Pelvic Floor Health

November 04, 2020

How Your Posture Can Help (Or Hurt) Your Pelvic Floor Health

How are you holding your body right now? 

You’re probably sitting somewhere (in front of a computer or your phone?) and there's a good chance you are slouching or hunched over.

Except NOW there’s a much higher chance that you’re sitting up straight because I called you out.  Well, we’re going... read more

Kegel Games: Does Gamifying Pelvic Floor Exercise Work?

October 31, 2020

Kegel Games: Does Gamifying Pelvic Floor Exercise Work?

Exercise is like almost any activity: if there’s no variety thrown in, you can get bored pretty quickly. This goes double for pelvic floor exercise, since you can’t really see anything happening and you’re generally staying in one place during your workout. As you would expect, boredom usually leads to a... read more

The More You Know: 6 Common Pelvic Floor Myths

October 29, 2020

The More You Know: 6 Common Pelvic Floor Myths

The pelvic floor is often seen as a magical and mythical place that people don’t learn about until there’s a problem with it (and often not even then!). Unfortunately, this leads to a number of misconceptions about what it actually is, what it does for the body, and how to best keep... read more

What Is Biofeedback Pelvic Floor Therapy?

October 28, 2020

What Is Biofeedback Pelvic Floor Therapy?

If you’ve done any research on pelvic floor muscle exercises, you’ve probably come across the phrase “biofeedback”, often accompanied by the words “training” or “therapy”. But often there is no explanation about what biofeedback is, why and how it is relevant for pelvic floor muscle function, whether there is evidence finding that it actually... read more

4 Best Positions For Kegel Exercise

October 28, 2020

4 Best Positions For Kegel Exercise

A key part of finding the best exercise routine (at least in for Kegel exercise) is finding the right exercise positions. Well, we have good news! There is no single “ultimate” body position for pelvic floor exercise. As long as your technique is good (which is not always intuitive!), there are... read more

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