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Women, Improve Your Pelvic Floor and More!

Women, Improve Your Pelvic Floor and More!



Pelvic floor muscles

“Having strong pelvic floor muscles gives us control over the bladder and bowel. Weakened pelvic floor muscles mean the internal organs are not fully supported and you may have difficulty controlling the release of urine, faeces (poo) or flatus (wind).”

“Common causes of a weakened pelvic floor include childbirth, obesity and the associated straining of chronic constipation. Pelvic floor exercises are designed to improve muscle tone and prevent the need for corrective surgery.”




What are pelvic floor muscles?

“Pelvic floor muscles are the layer of muscles that support the pelvic organs and span the bottom of the pelvis. The pelvic organs are the bladder and bowel in men, and bladder, bowel and uterus in women.”

“The pelvic floor muscles stretch like a muscular trampoline from the tailbone (coccyx) to the pubic bone (front to back) and from one sitting bone to the other sitting bone (side to side). These muscles are normally firm and thick.”


“Imagine the pelvic floor muscles as a round mini-trampoline made of firm muscle. Just like a trampoline, the pelvic floor is able to move down and up. The bladder, uterus (for women) and bowel lie on the pelvic floor muscle layer.”


“The pelvic floor muscle layer has hole for passages to pass through.There are two passages in men (the urethra and anus) and three passages in women (the urethra, vagina and anus). The pelvic floor muscles normally wrap quite firmly around these holes to help keep the passages shut. There is also an extra circular muscle around the anus (the anal sphincter) and around the urethra (the urethral sphincter).”

“Although the pelvic floor is hidden from view, it can be consciously controlled and therefore trained, much like our arm, leg or abdominal muscles.”


What do Pelvic Floor muscles do?

“Pelvic floor muscles provide support to the organs that lie on it. The sphincters give us conscious control over the bladder and bowel so that we can control the release of urine, faeces (poo) and flatus (wind) and allow us to delay emptying until it is convenient. When the pelvic floor muscles are contracted, the internal organs are lifted and the sphincters tighten the openings of the vagina, anus and urethra. Relaxing the pelvic floor allows passage of urine and faeces.”

“Pelvic floor muscles are also important for sexual function in both men and women. In men, it is important for erectile function and ejaculation. In women, voluntary contractions (squeezing) of the pelvic floor contribute to sexual sensation and arousal.”


“The pelvic floor muscles in women also provide support for the baby during pregnancy and assist in the birthing process.”

“The muscles of the pelvic floor work with the abdominal and back muscles to stabilise and support the spine.”

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*These are just a few examples of how you can help tighten your Pelvic Floor 



*12 Great Pelvic Floor Safe Exercises


Along with strengthening the Pelvic Floor, women we must also exercise our Kegel muscles. These are the muscles that help you be able to achieve orgasm during intercourse, but also, gives you a much better control of your bladder and vaginal muscles. Ladies, if you haven’t tried kegels, you must start. Pick up a toy intended for your kegel muscles and get to work! You will feel rejuvenated (down there), by tightening the vagina. 



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9 Men Explain The Difference Between Actually Dating And Just ‘Talking’ — Thought Catalog

@_eatandlove_ 1. “It’s all about the level of commitment a guy is willing to give. If you’re dating someone, you’re putting some sort of label. But talking is so vague. You can be talking to multiple girls. It’s really nothing special.” — Drew 2. “Guess it depends. Sometimes we say talking because we don’t know…

via 9 Men Explain The Difference Between Actually Dating And Just ‘Talking’ — Thought Catalog

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Look of the Week – September 30th 

Look of the Week – Zippers!!!

I see zippers everywhere, this fall is dying for zippers to be apart of the fall fashion trend. There are two-piece, zip-up outfits, and zip-up dresses, but more than that, there are zippers used a lot more than you might think. I love how this fall’s colors have changed and gotten much more rich and darker. Look at these items that show off zippers all over your wardrobe. Get inspired and decide where you would wear zippers? On your shoe? On your jacket? 




























And the most expensive zipper…. LOL


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14 Women Reveal What Finally Got Them To Stop Texting Their Ex Back — Thought Catalog

 

@prozipix1. “Saw him on Tinder two days after he had called me on the phone, acting all emotional and dramatic, talking about how he ‘wanted me back.’ And I’m actually really happy that this happened. It was just the catalyst I needed to realize he was the worst.” –Lela, 24 2. “My mom told me…

via 14 Women Reveal What Finally Got Them To Stop Texting Their Ex Back — Thought Catalog

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Sleep Quality Affects Mood in Bipolar Women

Bipolar Women’s Moods Affected by Sleep
  
“Sleep problems are common in people with bipolar disorder, and poor sleep quality and bipolar disorder appear to exacerbate each other.”

“Previous research shows that poor sleep quality is a symptom of depressive and manic episodes, and that lack of sleep can trigger mania, explain researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and University of Michigan Medical School.”

“Patients with bipolar disorder often suffer with sleep problems even when many of their other symptoms are well-controlled,” said Dr. Erika Saunders, chair, department of psychiatry at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.”

“Improving their sleep could not only better their quality of life, but also help them avoid mood episodes.”

“Finding the best treatments for sleep disorders in people with bipolar disorder meant investigating differences between women and men with the condition.”

“Women and men sleep differently,” Saunders explained. “We know from studies of the general population that women have a different type of sleep architecture than men, and they’re at different risks for sleep disorders, particularly during the reproductive years.”
  
Women and men also experience bipolar disorder differently. Women often have more persistent and more depressive symptoms, as well as a number of other coexisting conditions such as anxiety, eating disorders, and migraine headaches. Men tend to have shorter episodes and more time in between episodes.”

“Because of these factors, we thought the impact that sleep quality might have on mood outcome in bipolar disorder may be different for men and women.”

“The researchers analyzed data from 216 participants in the Prechter Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder at the University of Michigan Medical School. They looked at the effect of sleep quality at the beginning of the study on mood outcome over the next two years. Mood outcome was measured by the severity, frequency, and variability of depressive or manic symptoms.”

  
“Variability meant how much the individuals went up and down in terms of their symptoms.”

“For women, poor sleep quality predicted increased severity and frequency of depression and increased severity and variability of mania. Among men, baseline depression score and a personality trait called neuroticism were stronger predictors of mood outcome than sleep quality. The research was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.”

“One unanswered question is why poor sleep affects women with bipolar disorder more than men. There could be a biological mechanism at work.”

“There is some suggestion from animal models that reproductive hormones affect the circadian rhythm system, which is a biological system that affects our need to sleep.”

“It could be that reproductive hormones are biologically affecting sleep in women and therefore also affecting mood outcomes. Or, it could have more to do with the type of sleep that women are getting. We’ll have to do more investigation into the biological underpinnings to understand that better.”

“Even before that question is answered, Saunders says the message is clear: “We feel it’s extremely important for clinicians and patients to recognize that sleep quality is an important factor that needs to be treated in patients with bipolar disorder, particularly in women.”

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Why women dominate PR

Women In PR

This Post Can Originally be found here

That women are so prevalent in the public relations business should be news to no one (especially frequent visitors to this site).

It’s a fact that women comprise 63 percent of PR specialist roles and 59 percent of PR management positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, many believe that females are underrepresented at the C-level in PR.

Why? Why are there so many more women working in PR than men?

The Atlantic gave reporter Olga Khazan 3,700-plus words to answer that question in a piece that was published last week. Khazan interviewed 10 women who work in public relations to help find the answer.

It’s worth your time to chew on the whole thing, but we’ll hit a few highlights for you below:

  • The media paints a glamorous picture of what comprises a female PR professional’s life. According to…

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