Your posture can do wonders for your pelvic floor muscles

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Your pelvic floor can easily be overloaded, whether through your posture or lifting heavy objects without sufficient care, scientists say. If you repeatedly strain your pelvic floor, your muscles may grow weak, which can occasionally lead to urinary incontinence. One preventive measure is to keep your back as straight as possible, whether you’re heading upstairs, sitting at a table, using the bathroom or when sneezing, coughing or laughing. In general, bear in mind that it is better to squat than to bend over, if you’re weeding the garden for example. Bend your knees, while keeping a straight …

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