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5 Myths Most People Believe About the Pelvic Floor Muscles

5 Myths Most People Believe About the Pelvic Floor Muscles

I have heard many conversations lately (both in person and online) about bladder leakage. Everyone seems to be peeing a little bit when they lift, run, or laugh.

It's joked about with new moms, athletes, and menopausal women like it is inevitable.  The issue is no joke!  It's a problem with the pelvic floor muscles and although it is very common, it is NOT normal.

Your pelvic floor muscles are an internal hammock that supports the pelvic organs. As we age, these muscle can weaken and no longer function in an optimal manner. The risk for problems increases with childbirth, menopause, abdominal surgery, obesity, smoking, and chronic constipation.

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain?

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain?

When you have pain in your low back, hips, buttocks, and even down into your thighs it's often hard to tell exactly where the pain is really originating.  The catch-all diagnosis that most people find when they google their symptoms is "sciatica". Unfortunately, when the pain is actually coming from the pelvic girdle the course of action and the best ways to get relief are much different.

Friday Foodspiration: Blueberry Chicken Salad

Friday Foodspiration: Blueberry Chicken Salad

Make your Labor Day picnic menu light and fresh with this Blueberry Chicken Salad.  

It's packed with protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants to fuel whatever you have planned for this holiday weekend. Add some strawberries on the side for a red, white, and blue dish that will look much more festive than the hot dogs your neighbors are grilling.

Friday Foodspiration: Ground Chicken Stir Fry

Friday Foodspiration: Ground Chicken Stir Fry

My favorite meal on a busy school night is quick, healthy, and forgiving when I forget to add an ingredient (sometimes a homework emergency gets me off my cooking game).  Feel free to substitute whatever veggies your family likes and stir-fry until tender but still crisp. 

Ground Chicken Stir Fry meets all these criteria.  The protein and veggies provide a nutrient-packed meal to recharge tired brains.  It's gluten, grain, soy, and dairy free as long as you use coconut aminos in place of traditional soy sauce.