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One in four American women suffer from some kind of pelvic floor disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health.  That's 25% of us!  And yes, that number goes up as we get older.

And running can trigger accidents and make it worse.

And this is not just a female phenomenon.  Men have a pelvic floor too and can also have issues.  Most guys certainly aren’t talking about it!

Some people are so ashamed, embarrassed, and downright fearful of leaking that they choose to quit running all together. 

I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.  I’ve brought on pelvic floor specialist and international coach, Baz Moffat.  You’ll learn:

  • Why pelvic floor issues happen and increase as we age and especially when we run,
  • What the signs are of a more serious problem and, most importantly,
  • The surprising ways to strengthen the muscles to prevent leaks and incontinence in the first place (and it’s not kegels!)

Baz is a former member of the rowing team for Great Britain and she is a prominent voice in the women’s health movement.  She is a co-founder of the Well HQ whose mission is to challenge the status quo for women in health, fitness and sport.

This is a powerful conversation for anyone who has a pelvis and unless you are like Baz and study this for a living, I promise you will learn something brand new that you can apply today.

The other thing I want to say is that this topic doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom!  Baz has several great tips on making pelvic health more normalized and dare I say it, even fun.

Be sure to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for the Mental Strength Minute to fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.

LINKS:

Connect with Baz on The Well HQ

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