Caring for your pelvic floor during cold and flu season

Cold and flu season is upon us!  Did you know that a chronic cough can affect your pelvic floor? If you have a slightly compromised pelvic floor a simple cough can push it over the edge!

Hopefully you will be able to stay health and well this winter but just in case here are a few ways you can protect your pelvic floor:

  1. Make sure you are doing regular pelvic floor work, even when you don’t have a cough! If you need a reminder about the best exercises to do  you might consider attending one of our monthly Pelvic Floor 101 workshops.
  2. Support your pelvic floor through a cough. You can cross your legs and squeeze your inner thighs together to do this.

The stronger your pelvic floor is at the beginning of a cold the better it will be afterwards too!