- Nadya Fairweather advises skipping to strengthen pelvic floor muscles
- In addition, Shona Wilkinson advises eating low acid fruits and staying hydrated
- Liz Hemmings provides stylish fitness essentials for smashing the work out
WHAT TO DO
Remember when you used to skip for hours as a child? Take a trip down memory lane by experimenting with different skipping styles for pelvic floor relaxation, strengthening, and toning your abs.
It is important to work at your own pace and speed. Start by skipping on the spot. Keep your abs tight and be aware of your posture — stand tall and don’t forget to breathe. As you get more confident, try traveling and skipping.
Skip for one minute, with a 30-second recovery period. Repeat for ten rounds.
Try this skipping exercise to strengthen pelvic floor muscles says, Nadya Fairweather
WHAT TO EAT
Nutritionist Shona Wilkinson advises eating low acid fruits to avoid irritation to the pelvic floor
Many women experience a weakened pelvic floor as they get older.
However, this can be helped by changes to your diet, as well as exercise, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shonawilkinson.com).
It is a good idea to avoid alcohol but always keeps hydrated with water. Many people hope that by reducing their fluid intake, they will need to use the toilet less.
Unfortunately, this can irritate the bladder and lead to more trips to the loo! You should also eat plenty of apricots. These are a lowacid fruit, which means they are less likely to cause irritation to the pelvic floor. They are also packed with nutrients