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Pelvic Floor

Why Multitasking Is Hurting Your Pelvic Floor

Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC

You're a mom, so the thought of having enough private time to pee and then blow your nose after you're done probably doesn't happen too often. Plus, s...

These Ugly Shorts May Actually Improve Your Sex Life (Really)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.15.2016 | Weird News

How’s this for a quandary: There is a new brand of shorts coming to market that may help improve a man’s sexual performance. However, even if they...

5 Ways to Fix Your Pelvic Floor at the Grocery Store

Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC

Now that you've seen how tapping into your kinetic chain can benefit your pelvic floor, I bet you'll be heading for the longest checkout line you can find just to get in these five tips.

Heal Your Pelvic Floor With Yoga

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

I think of strengthening the pelvic floor as returning to being grounded, or re-building the connection from the waist down through the legs back into the earth again.

Pregnancy, Delivery and the Pain Level You Never Expected

Josephine Dries | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Josephine Dries

Yes, having these two precious babies is the most empowering, spiritually enlightening and -- dare I say -- most fulfilling thing I've ever done. It has also been the most difficult and painful thing I have ever done.

How Do Kegel Exercises Work?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

As private and potentially embarrassing a topic this may be, I'll just go ahead and admit it: I've been doing lots of Kegel exercises lately. First de...

Mother's Day and Pubic Hair Memories

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 05.08.2016 | Women
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Pubic hair runs deep in my family... and probably long. Our history is bushy with secrets and revelations. In the 50s, my mother didn't hide her pubic...

The Surprising Link Between Dancing, Video Games, And Your Pelvic Floor

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Here's one more reason you should step out on the dance floor. If you're dealing with pesky urinary incontinence, busting a move could help put an end...

My Privates Have a Personal Trainer: Stories From Pelvic Floor Rehab (Part Two)

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

Ally appears in the waiting room and walks me back to her office. I showered and shaved this morning, as if primping for a hot date. This lady has seen more of me lately than my husband has.

My Privates Have a Personal Trainer: Stories From Pelvic Floor Rehab (Part One)

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

I laugh a little, because I always laugh when someone talks about farting or peeing and she just mentioned both. And also because Ally, the physical therapist who I just met, is staring at my lady parts. I tense my pelvic floor muscles while she watches. I feel like I am winking at a stranger. With my vagina.

Tips For Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor, From Dr. Laura Berman (WATCH)

Posted 09.23.2013 | Home

When Everyday Health Leader Dr. Laura Berman dropped by Mondays With Marlo, she discussed a problem that many mothers have -- the inability to orgasm....

How To Use Ben Wa Balls, From Dr. Laura Berman (WATCH)

Posted 09.23.2013 | Home

What are Ben Wa Balls? Everyday Health Leader Dr. Laura Berman filled me in when she joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo. Popularized by "50 Sha...

We Need to Talk About Urinary Incontinence

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Whether it's leaking urine during exercise, sneezing or laughing, or a sudden uncontrollable need to go that results in wet pads or pants, urinary incontinence is a problem that plagues many older people, most often women.

Kegel Exercises For Better Sex After 50

Joan Price | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

January is "shape-up" month, with every lifestyle magazine and website proclaiming a new exercise program. I've got a shape-up program for you, too, and though it's a muscle workout, you won't see the results in the mirror or show them off to your friends.

A Kegel Here, a Kegel There, We All Should Be Kegeling Everywhere!

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

The Kegel is an extremely important exercise that should be done daily. To perform a Kegel, you repeatedly contract and relax the muscles that make up the pelvic floor.

How To Lift More Weight And Prevent Lower Back Injuries

Stefan Aschan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Aschan

Kegels are a must in any kind of exercise program. For men and woman alike. The pelvic floor acts like the stirring wheel for your body. It gives you support and stability with any kind of movement you do.