What does the pelvic floor do?
Our pelvic floor has to be very strong and very flexible at the same time. It forms the muscular basis of our body, which needs to perform several challenging tasks.
Our pelvic floor muscles are affected by gravity on a daily basis because of our upright gait. They also absorb additional pressure increases caused by coughing, lifting things or jumping.
The pelvic floor supports the deep-seated muscles that hold the spine in place and is therefore also partly responsible for the stability of our back and torso. If you have a weak pelvic floor, you may experience significant back, hip and groin pain.
Posture plays an equally important role in the sphincter muscles. The pelvic floor is responsible for giving us control over when to hold our bladder and when to release it.
(Being able to) hold in and release
If the pelvic floor is weak, it can lead to urinary incontinence. This means that urine can’t be properly contained.
Stress incontinence is when your pelvic floor muscles don’t tighten properly in everyday situations such as coughing, laughing, climbing stairs or running.
Operations such as prostate surgery can also lead to urinary incontinence in men.
Pelvic floor and pregnancy
Due to the significant hormonal changes during pregnancy, pelvis stability also changes. All of the bodily structures become more flexible to make it easier to give birth. Therefore, after delivery, dysfunctions may occur in the pelvic floor and pelvic region. The pelvic floor may be more sensitive, may cramp or may become weaker. Without specific training, this too can lead to incontinence or constipation.
3 good reasons to exercise with the bellicon mini-trampoline:
Due to the gentle, low-impact rebounding performance of the bellicon mini-trampoline, your pelvic floor is reflexively strengthened right down to the core muscles.
Too much movement or the wrong type of movement will cause your pelvic floor muscles to tighten. On the bellicon mini-trampoline, your muscles are stimulated, but the alternating tension and relaxation during the gentle bouncing motion prevents cramping.
Due to its position in the body, even gentle exercises are enough to effectively strengthen the pelvic floor without straining it.
Reduce stress and avoid anxiety.
By exercising on the mini-trampoline, and with a stronger pelvic floor, you won’t have to worry about your bladder during your day-to-day activities. Rebounding on the bellicon mini-trampoline helps you to lead a more relaxed, carefree life.
Lots of water, no alcohol
Drinking about 1.5 liters of water a day helps your body control its major vital functions and also trains the bladder muscle. Alcohol, on the other hand, is counterproductive to this goal, especially if you already suffer from incontinence, because it is a diuretic.
Dietary fiber lightens the burden on your intestines. This avoids additional pressure on your pelvic floor.
Getting sufficient magnesium and calcium not only supports your bones, but also nourishes your muscles.
Just 10 minutes a day will improve your well-being and fitness level in the long run.