Exercise Highlights

This week I am highlighting some of my favorite and most popular posts from the last 6 months.  Today’s focus will be on the exercise posts.

  1. Exercise Variety
  2. Working Out in My Mom’s Garden
  3. How to Pick the Right Shoes
  4. Pelvic Floor Exercises
  5. Finding Adventure in Workouts
  6. Balance Exercises

The Floor of Your Core

I do some exercises in the hope that I am never told that I have to do them.  Pelvic floor exercises are at the top of that list.  If you think of your core as a box, the diaphragm is the top, the abdominal and back muscles are the sides and the pelvic floor is the bottom.  If the bottom of the box is weak, it does not matter how strong the sides are, the box cannot hold much.  Having strong pelvic floor muscles is important for men and women.  It can help prevent leaks when you laugh, cough or sneeze.  It can prevent falls.  Imagine how many people across the world will wake up tonight with the urgent need to get to the restroom.  Blurry eyed, stiff and half asleep, they rush through a dark room.  Having a strong pelvic floor can also make time with your mate a little more enjoyable.

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