Kari Bo and TENA have teamed up to offer you a FREE Wellness DVD. After child birth, many moms suffer from bladder weakness…you know that thing that happens when you sneeze or cough! Ack! Childbirth can do funky stuff to our bodies but our babies are worth it, right? right???
So Kari, along with TENA have designed the PELVICORE Technique. It is a a gentle 20-minute at-home routine that is proven to both prevent and, in 60-70% of women, cure bladder weakness. The exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles (which are responsible for bladder control) and also improve posture and tummy tone. I know I could use some tummy tone!
You can visit www.corewellnessprogram.us to learn more about pelvic health and receive a free copy of the PELVICORE DVD. You will have to fill out the form and mail it in but if you suffer from bladder weakness or want to tone your tummy, the 42¢ for a stamp will be well worth it!
The following are some tips compliments of TENA for achieving optimal pelvic health:
Don’t Sweat It: More than 70% of mild bladder incontinence can be improved through simple muscle exercises that contract and relax the pelvic floor muscles. These exercises require minimal effort and can be done anywhere- in the office, on the subway or while at home watching TV – no gym clothes required.
Maintain a Normal Weight: Carrying excess weight increases the likelihood of weak pelvic floor muscles and can also worsen bladder weakness.
Let Someone Else Do the Heavy Lifting: Lifting heavy objects incorrectly can weaken your pelvic floor. Lift heavy objects safely by bending your knees and using your leg muscles.
The Pelvic Health Diet: Certain foods, such a tomato based and spicy foods, can irritate the bladder. Caffeine and alcoholic beverages also contribute to leakage, so stick to bladder-friendly liquids such as water, apple juice, grape juice and cranberry juice.
Don’t Let Bladder Weakness Hold You Back: Bladder weakness affects one out of four women. You are not alone in this condition and it doesn’t have to control your life. Pelvic floor exercises can greatly improve your pelvic health, but if you’re still hesitant to stray too far from a bathroom, consider a discreet liner or pad to help give you confidence through the day. Visit www.tena.us for more tips and to check out all your options.