Identifying Pelvic Floor Tightness
So we all know to do our kegels to help strengthen weak pelvic floor muscles, especially after pregnancy. But did you know that it is possible to have pelvic floor muscles that are too tight? This tightness or ‘hypertonicity’ can also cause pelvic floor dysfunction and is more common than you think. It is possible to have tight AND weak pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to postpartum issues such as incontinence and pelvic pain.
What causes tight pelvic floor muscles?
Some contributing factors include
- Pelvic joint instability
- Improper back and pelvic alignment
- Core and pelvic floor exercise (too many kegels!)
- Repetitive daily activities
- Poor posture
Any of this sounds familiar?
So I was lucky enough to try an item from Prana’s new line of fall athletic wear! So let me preface this with a) I LOVE fall clothes, I love layers, and scarves, and boots and anything that looks cozy and warm. Unfortunately in California we don’t get to wear these clothes until November, but it’s still my favorite wardrobe.
So when I got the chance to try out these new pants my first thought was…. Eeek…convertible pants? What are we in grade school wearing tear-aways again? ‘(If you can figure out how old I am from that comment you get bonus points). Regardless, I am happy to say that I was very surprised with how much I love these pants!!
If you have been following me since I was pregnant, you will see one of my first posts was about how I bravely kinesiotaped my stomach during pregnancy! I have a background in Kinesiology & Rehab and had taken courses on taping techniques, so I was able to apply this knowledge to help heal my diastasis recti.
What is a Bulu Box? Is it just another monthly subscription box of samples that end up piled in the corner of my vanity? NO! Bulu Box is so much better!
I got the opportunity to sample Bulu Box this month. I must admit, I am a subscription box junkie. I love them. I like surprises and I love getting mail (ohhhh the things that excite us as we get older..haha).
So here’s the deal…
I have partnered with #sweatpink and Prana this week to showcase their new fall line! Have you heard of Prana? They are not just another line of women’s yoga clothes. Prana caters to all of life’s adventures and has everything you need to suit your busy, active, lifestyle. I will be participating in their 7 day instagram challenge. Feel free to join in! Just follow @fitapproach and @prana for the daily challenge prompts. There will be prizes for the most active participants, so post away! SHOP here! Use code LiveInPrAnaF15FMSB for 15% off your purchase.