• 99 walks - walking
    Fitness

    Walking The Magic Line By 99 Walks

    Our friends at 99 Walks know that something magical happens when you take a walk. Your burdens get lighter, mind is clearer, breath becomes deeper, and your body, well, just feels better. They’re here today to share 12 of the benefits you might experience through the magic of walking. Take it away, friends! #1 Walking Lifts Your Spirits And Reduces Stress Exercise reduces levels of the stress-hormone cortisol and increases the trifecta of happy hormones: endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. A walk is a powerful, all-natural mood booster! #2 Improve Bladder Control Regular and consistent physical exercise, like walking, is a proven way to reduce urinary incontinence. Aim for 30 minutes…

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    Osteoporosis: Getting To The Bones Of It

    Chances are you’ve heard the term osteoporosis before but may not know exactly what it is. It’s one of those things doctors often mention and then tell you to drink your milk so you can prevent it. However, the condition is very common and impacts many women during and after menopause. Similar to bladder leaks that Lily Bird can help you be the boss of, osteoporosis can sneak up on you when you least expect it. So, it definitely deserves more attention.  So let’s get right down to the bones of this health condition. You’ll walk away knowing what it is, how you can treat it, and if there’s any…

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    Fitness,  Incontinence

    Fun With Kegels: It’s Our Little Secret

    What’s a workout that you can do practically anywhere and at any time, but no one knows you’re doing it but you? It’s a workout specifically designed to keep your downstairs strong, and also targets both overactive bladder and bladder leaks (aka incontinence). Have you guessed what the exercise is yet? If you thought Kegels, then you’re right! Having fun with Kegels is what’s on our minds today. When it comes to our everyday life, we’ve got a lot going on. Whether it’s work, having the kids at home, or school, it can seem challenging to fit pelvic strengthening exercises into our schedule. However, all the excuses go out the…

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    Mental Health And Keepin’ It Cool

    In a year of many ups and downs (quite a lot of downs in 2020, if we’re honest), the idea of a new year being right around the corner sounds so good to us. We’re sure many of you are also looking forward to what this new year brings. I mean, it can only go up from here, right? 2020 was filled with events that made us nervous, anxious, scared, hopeless, hopeful, cheerful, reassured, inspired, and so on. Any reasonable person would find themselves with bits of bruised mental health by the time this year ends.  As a result, we need to make sure we’re keeping our mental health in…

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    Fitness,  Incontinence

    10 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Kegel Exercises

    Ready to take your Kegel game to the next level? Our friend Marla is pretty much a Kegel expert who has shown lots of women how to teach their pelvic floors new tricks. Whether you’re a Kegel newbie or are already a pro, Marla’s got you covered with 10 tips to kick ’em up a notch. Take it from here, Marla. _____________ Sure, you’ve probably heard your doctor say “Do your Kegel exercises.” And while they seem easy enough, many of us women struggle to connect with this part of our bodies. I know. I taught women to do Kegel exercises in a group setting, cuing them to squeeze and…

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    Fitness,  Incontinence

    Pelvic Floor Exercises: What Your Leaky Bladder Is Begging For

    Hey, smarty pants. Your bladder called and it wants you to do some pelvic floor exercises to help with those pesky drips and dribbles. And don’t worry, you won’t even have to hit the gym. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill pump-some-iron workout. What’s a pelvic floor? First, it’s time for a quick anatomy lesson. Ready to head back to the classroom for 2 minutes? Here we go. Your pelvis is located in the lower part of your belly and it includes a number of organs including your uterus, ovaries and — the star of our show — your bladder. Your pelvic floor is an area of muscles that stretch out like…

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    Fitness,  Incontinence

    How To Kegel Leaks Away, Easy Peasy Squeeze-y

    You’re out with your friends at your 25th high school reunion. Debra from English class seems even funnier than you remember and you can’t stop laughing while reminiscing about Mr. Hedrick’s hideous haircut, even though it’s been 25 years. And then suddenly, it happens. It’s a small leak. You know nobody can see it. But you know it’s there, and it’s uncomfortable. Your smile dims a little and you’re suddenly thinking of going home early. Sound familiar? If you’ve been there before, we feel you. And so do millions of other women. The good news is that Kegels can help. How Kegels Help With Leaks Before jumping into Kegels, it’s…