Why Women Need To Pay Attention To Pelvic Floor Health
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What Are Pelvic Floor Muscles? The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that support the pelvic organs and help control the bladder and bowel. You can think of these muscles like a hammock in the pelvis, supporting pelvic organs including the uterus, bladder, and rectum. What Can Happen If Pelvic Floor Muscles Are Not Strong Enough? Urinary incontinence: As women age, the muscles of the pelvic floor can weaken, which can lead to urinary incontinence or leakage. This can happen with activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or physical activity. Fecal incontinence: The bowel, rect ..read more
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What Do You Want Your Life To Look Like At 85 Years Old?
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It's great to live until you're well into your 90s, but if you spend the last 20 or 30 years in so much pain or unable to do the things you used to, you're not really enjoying those last few decades. Your lifespan may be longer, but your healthspan — the amount of life you live in good health — isn't. This question was raised on a podcast I listen to frequently and it stopped me in my tracks. What a thoughtful way to approach fitness, nutrition, and the things we don't always love doing. It's interesting how readily we are to give up ourselves or not even give ourselves a chance to START. It r ..read more
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The Four Pillars Of Health & Fitness: Part 2, Strength Training
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“It’s never too late to start exercising, but you should never stop.” – Dr. Peter Attia (a general physician who now focuses his efforts on longevity and healthy aging) In our last blog we started to dive into the four pillars of fitness: (1) stability, (2) strength, (3) aerobic efficiency, and (4) anaerobic performance. We took a deep dive into stability, what it is, and why it’s important. If you missed it, find that article here . Today, we’ll focus on strength, or more specifically, strength training. WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING? Strength training (or resistance training) works and builds mu ..read more
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