It is that time of year again! Family in for the holidays, a feast or two is sure to follow, and what would these days be without a cup of cheer. The last thing in many people's minds is exercise and fitness routines. It is a perfect time to relax, take a break, and let the mind and body have that moment of recovery.
Now that the Christmas holidays are over, it's time to stow away the decorations for another year. Doing so poses a risk for back, knee and shoulder injuries. The following tips will help prevent such injuries so that you get going with the new year.
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Your pelvic floor muscles are part of your deep core muscles consisting of: Transverse Abdominis, multifidus on your back, pelvic floor and diaphragm. Pelvic floor functions to stabilize the bottom of your “core canister” Any increase in pressure to the canister (from holding your breath, straining, or even just lifting a heavy load) creates forces for your pelvic floor to control. Urine, gas or bowel leakage with lifting generally is a signal that your pelvic floor muscles are not working optimally. Some problems could be: