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Clearly our instructor didn’t get the memo! It was fast and hard – she actually attempted to get us to balance on just our hands on more than one occasion “” Just pull up through your pelvic floor and lift your hips” – my hips weren’t going anywhere. This lady was STRONG, my pelvic floor clearly was not.
I must admit I was pretty pleased with how well I did manage to keep up with much of the class and somewhat in awe of how straight & flexible our Molly was.
Once we’d completed (and survived) our Hot Pod Yoga session we were treated to some post yoga snacks provided by Social Pantry – we even ate kale which was a first for me!
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|My very lovely friend Molly|
|Munching on kale and looking pretty fresh faced considering!|
As we were eating our very healthy snacks it was time to learn a bit more about light bladder weakness. Ok so it’s not the most glamorous thing to be discussing but that’s the point really, we don’t talk about it. I was really surprised to learn that light bladder weakness affects around 61% of women. More than half of us. In fact more woman suffer from light bladder weakness than do hay-fever. Interestingly since I’ve mentioned this statistic to a few friends several have admitted that they do indeed suffer with one friend,who shall remain nameless, commenting along the lines of “I can’t even cough these days without coughing my legs”.
Having had three C sections my pelvic floor hasn’t seen quite so much suffering as perhaps it may have done and at the moment bladder weakness isn’t top of my list of concerns . . . but I know I’m not safe, three pregnancies will have taken their toll and at some point I’m likely to know about it. I know how to do my pelvic floor exercises but I must admit I rarely remember to. I know at our antenatal classes we were advised to make it habit to do them while the kettle boiled every time we made a brew. Which is great unless like me you don’t drink tea! Lights by TENA have created an app called My Pelvic Floor Fitness, designed to not only teach you how to perform pelvic floor exercises but also to remind you to do them.
So if you do suffer from those “little oops moments” – (don’t worry, so do at least half of your friends!) then check out the Lights by TENA range for discreet, comfortable and effective protection. Bear in mind these are not sanitary towels, just wearing a sanitary towel won’t do the job. Lights by TENA are designed specifically to cope with the faster flow of urine and will absorb much more liquid at a far faster pace than your average liner or towel. Give them a try and see for yourself with a free sample – and don’t forget to tell your friends! They might well need this information too!
*Disclaimer – I was invited to London to attend the Hot Pod Yoga session and learn more about Tena Lights so that I could share this information with you*