Birth Trauma - Time For Change!
The Pelvic Floor Connection
by Sarahjane West-Watson
1w ago
***Trigger Warning: Please be aware the content of this episode may be distressing and explores the physical and emotional factors contributing to birth trauma. Please take the necessary precautions and seek support as appropriate.  "On 9 January 2024, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on birth trauma in the UK Parliament will set up an inquiry to investigate the reasons for traumatic birth and to develop policy recommendations to reduce the rate of birth trauma. Research shows that about 4-5% of women develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after giving birth – equivale ..read more
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Get Squeezing The Right Bits!
The Pelvic Floor Connection
by Sarahjane West-Watson
3w ago
It sounds obvious, but getting the right muscles working when doing your pelvic floor work is essential... yet so many women grip from under their ribs or stop the flow of urine... this isn't right!  Get 100% clear on where your pelvic floor muscles are and what they do, before start to build any strengthening programme.  This foundation work is essential to rebuilding functional strength. In fact, the more time we spend in this zone of refining muscle activation, in the areas that we find it hardest to connect, the better the results!  Today I break down the pelvic floor activa ..read more
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Let's shape 2024!
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by Sarahjane West-Watson
1M ago
I'm reaching out for help and listener insight today! And don't worry if this is WAY past January... I'd still love to know what You want!  Please help me shape Fit Fanny Adams for 2024... what do you want to see? Drop me an email at sarahjane@FitFannyAdams.com or head to www.FitFannyAdams.com/49 Thanks so much... this means SO much  Sarahjane xxx       ..read more
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Integrating Core Into Your Exercise Programme
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by Sarahjane West-Watson
2M ago
You know the score, you go to the gym and there is a core class, a cardio class, bum & tum class, HIIT class... but why are we not encouraged to reap the benefits of incorporating core into every single movement that we do? Modern life is so core disengaging. We should be better educated in fitness to work core into everything that we do, instead of thinking it as some isolated concept.  Todays episode shares the 'how' of bringing your core into everything that you do!  So, if you are ready to kick start your core strength, then jump into Januarys LIVE 6 week : Transform Your Co ..read more
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Ignite Your Movement Mojo With These 4 Simple Hacks!
The Pelvic Floor Connection
by Sarahjane West-Watson
3M ago
The festive season may well be on the horizon, but I really hear that many of you are struggling with your fitness and movement mojo.  Today's episode is just for you. This time of year is such a challenge for many people; mentally and emotionally. And often, even if we seem to be doing 'OK' on the surface, there are often subtle shifts in our energy levels, motivation, and 'get up and go' on the inside.  We know that the shift in season kicks in our primitive reflexes to adopt that 'hibernation' mentality. But what we can do to keep focused, looking after ourselves and ultimately, m ..read more
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Low Impact Shame
The Pelvic Floor Connection
by Sarahjane West-Watson
3M ago
Sometimes it feels like running and high impact HIIT style classes are the only cardio options out there... which can be hugely problematic to the pelvic floor! Speaking out about low impact alternatives can be hard, shameful and feel full of excuses.  I've had my fair share of raised eyebrows and "oh, you don't run" comments, which I'm sure are well meaning, but frankly unnecessary.  Today I explore the world of low impact and why stepping into that zone can actually help get you stronger AND more connected with your core!    Register for my FREE online Kegel with Confiden ..read more
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Menopause - What it does to your pelvic floor?
The Pelvic Floor Connection
by Sarahjane West-Watson
4M ago
Menopause... All about mood swings and hot sweats?  Yes, these are 2 of the more common symptoms, but peri- menopause and menopause plays havoc with our pelvic floor and pelvic organ wellbeing. Did you know it's thought that c.50% of women over 50 suffer from prolapse? Menopause is one of the key life stages that women come to see me or sign up to my programmes and it deserves a deep dive!  Today I explore : Why menopause affects your pelvic floor Common pelvic floor symptoms 9 top tips to help ease your menopause journey and ease your pelvic floor discomfort And here are those vit ..read more
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Find Calm Through Your Breath
The Pelvic Floor Connection
by Sarahjane West-Watson
4M ago
We all know that breathing is important... we take around 22,000 breathes a day!   - But just how exactly should we breathe  -  Why do the mechanics of breathing affect how we feel   ... And how does how we feel affect how we breathe?  In todays show I unpick the mechanics of breathing and the relationship between the pelvic floor, core and the breathe. I touch on how the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system  influences and is influenced by how we breath.  .... AND most importantly a share a simple exercise that helps you find calm and inner connect ..read more
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Kegel's - Anyone Else Confused?
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by Sarahjane West-Watson
5M ago
It's said so flippantly - from doctors surgery's, coffee machines, to the post natal ward... "Are you doing your kegels?" But how many of us REALLY know what we are doing? Do you just randomly squeeze, suck or lift, or do you have clarity as to exactly which part of your pelvic floor you are working and how?  Too many women are told TO kegel, but not told HOW TO kegel. There is a big difference... and this gap is causing mountain of confusion and poor technique which can be a complete waste of time AND cause issues in itself.  In todays episode I help to demystify the kegel. To share ..read more
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From Stuck To Success - 5 Simple Steps
The Pelvic Floor Connection
by Sarahjane West-Watson
5M ago
Knowing something isn't right NEVER feels good. Today, we are taking a deep dive into 5 simple steps to move you from that icky stuck feeling in your health or fitness journey, to success! - Step 1: Acceptance: where you are right now, is OK and is exactly where you need to be! - Step 2: Assess where you are, fully and honestly - Step 3: Identify your goals; be honest in identifying the gap between where you are today and where you want to be - Step 4: What (simple & realistic) action do we need to take to achieve your goals.  - Step 5: Write and Reinforce...Use this amazing technolog ..read more
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