I meet so many people that struggle to do pelvic floor exercise.
Many feel defeated by the relentless need to be exercising these muscles several times a day.
Here are some ideas for making pelvic floor exercise part of your day. After all, we all have to wash ourselves, feed ourselves and do basic household tasks every day. If pelvic floor exercise becomes part of routine tasks, then pelvic floor exercise will be routine too!
So, work pelvic floor exercise in with regular routine tasks.
Kitchen tasks – unpacking the dishwasher, as you reach down and reach up to put away tighten pelvic floor and “core”.
As you fill the kettle with water, engage pelvic floor and core to resist the slight weight of a full kettle of water.
As you wait for a kettle to boil, or stir something on the cooktop, or wait for the microwave to finish, hold pelvic floor in the back ground or do some stronger holds on and off. Suddenly the kitchen has become a pilates studio !
Laundry: As you reach to pull wet washing out of the washer, switch muscles on and off.
Hold the muscles as you walk to the washing line.
Tighten and let go of the muscles as you reach to peg clothes on the line.
Bathroom:hold pelvic floor and core on gently in the background as you clean your teeth.
As you wash yourself in the shower, hold pelvic floor gently in the back ground.