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How to protect your pelvic floor to exercise to lose weight

You want to get your ideal weight but do not like to end suffering from urinary incontinence pelvic floor weakening caused by the practice of some sport of impact?

Have you been diagnosed or you have operated prolapse and you know that some exercises can hurt you even more?

Or simply, do you love running but you suffer urinary incontinence and do not dare to keep running?

One of the biggest dilemmas that a woman who has been diagnosed with a prolapsed or simply weak pelvic floor, the most common symptom is urinary incontinence, is getting to know faces that, on the one hand, one of the main factors that worsen their situation is overweight and at the same time, there are a number of exercises and sports that can get to be harmful to the pelvic floor precisely to aggravate the weakening of these tissues and muscles and even prolapse.

So to get to achieve and maintain proper weight when suffering from weak pelvic floor or prolapse, what should I do?

Become aware of your pelvic floor

We will not tire of repeating: go to a professional, physio, midwife, gynecologist, urologist, at the slightest suspicion that something is wrong .

Urinary, fecal and gas incontinence, however slight they may be, insensitivity or reduced sensitivity in sex, inability to completely empty the bladder or rectum, are not normal situations even if you have given birth to ten children, or however greater than you are .Protect and exercise pelvic floor

You go to a professional to assess your pelvic floor, you prescribe a personalized treatment for your specific case and will recommend some healthy habits  to avoid malpractices and keep your pelvic floor fit.

Once you have become aware of your pelvic floor and locate these muscles without doubt, it not is difficult to identify when an exercise, posture or movement is causing excessive pressure, what we call hyperpressure on this area of your body.

The excess pressure on the perineal area becomes harmful in greater or lesser extent depending on the individual and the degree of strength and tone your pelvic floor muscles present.

Therefore, although usually it is known that there are certain sports, high impact, and exercises, especially the traditional crunches , potentially harmful to the pelvic floor, the damage that can eventually lead can be compensated by keeping in good shape the pelvic floor muscles and following some recommendations that we want to share with you.

Watch your diet

Undoubtedly, to achieve the ideal weight no more than mathematical formulas:

Ideal weight = caloric expenditure> caloric intake .

That is, eat less than you expend, dieting, taking Pastillas naturales para adelgazar or offsetting what you eat more exercise.

Or you eat less or you exercise more. No more miracles than this.

Cardiovascular combines aerobic exercise with strength training

Today, the theory seems to have more acceptance is that aerobic or cardiovascular exercise coupled with the practice of strength exercises is the most effective combination when itcomes to losing fat and controlling our weight .

On the one hand, aerobic exercise burns more fat during training time, ie, while you are practicing, but resistance exercise increases muscle mass makes our continue burning fat even after performing this exercise .

In short, you must practice combined aerobic exercise with strength training but caring for and protecting your pelvic floor.

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Practice low impact aerobic sports

If you do not mind stop practicing high impact sport, you should know that there are other alternative low-impact sports and the benefits on your weight, your body and your mind are comparable.

In this article , Laura advises you what the best low – impact sports to lose weight and protect your pelvic floor.

Protect yourself when practicing aerobics high impact sports

Sport protect pelvic floor impactBut if yours is running, tennis, basketball or paddle tennis and are not willing to stop practicing your favorite sport, our recommendation, as you already detallábamos in this post , is that compensés the potential damage that these sports cause the pelvic floor following these recommendations:

  • Keep the pelvic floor as practicing Kegel exercises, helping Chinese balls, pelvic floor exercisers, etc.
  • Keep fit the core as Kegel exercises alonenot help much because the pelvic floor does not work in isolation , either through exercise or just activating Hipopresiva during efforts and while doing Kegel exercises.
  • Ayúdate apparatus to exercise and know at any time the status of your perineal musculature ( biofeedbacks , electroestimuladores …).
  • Use buffers incontinence that protect the pelvic floor and prevent urine leakage due to incontinence. You will be surprised the protective effect exerted.
  • Ask yourself using pessaries that protect and help keep every organ in place.

Home cultivation of marijuana in flats and plots fires

The National Police have conducted 24 operations in the last year and arrested 56 people. The proliferation of practice carries with it an increase in traffic of this substance on the street

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The water pipes for sale through small greenhouses in flats or plots plantations, has “skyrocketed” in Cordova. What ten years ago was an “occasional”, almost anecdotal practice, he has made a “quantum leap”, as explained by José Miguel Saenz, head of the Judicial Police Brigade Provincial Police. The data reflect this. In the last 12 months, from August 2010 to July this year, the National Police has conducted 24 operations for cultivation and trafficking of marijuana, which have resulted in 56 detainees and the seizure of 207.5 kilos of the drug.

Saenz, in view of the figures and police experience, do not hesitate to say that “we can say that has triggered growing marijuana particular level” and that logic has also been detected increased traffic of this substance in streets. 24 operations, he says, 16 have been growing 11 outdoor and five indoor greenhouses.The remaining eight were for marijuana possession destined to traffic.

When analyzing what has led to this proliferation of domestic marijuana cultivation, the head of the Judicial Police Brigade notes that “weighs lack of guilt” as it is a drug considered less harmful. “The consumer does not feel he explains junkie, no feature of guilt and, at a given moment, giving passage to culture”.

A cheap and easy it is added that it is relatively easy to have everything you need to have an indoor or outdoor greenhouse planting. Getting seeds is not difficult and just surf the internet in multiple forums are all kinds of tips and details on how to mount them. In addition, many of those who grow marijuana face an almost calculated risk. It is, of course, a crime against public health in the form of substance that does not cause serious harm to health and punished with prison. But the penalties usually imposed on the courts in these cases, which are almost always resolved by agreement, not usually lead to the imprisonment if the amount of drug is small and there are no previous convictions.

The proliferation of crops have been also rigged that more substance is detected on the street. “It is noted in the apprehension consumers. It has upped the intervention and, yes, there are more marijuana on the street,” confirms Saenz. But although they have increased homemade mini greenhouses and plantations, practice “it is not new”. “The car culture is something detected from about 15 or 20 years ago, but what is certain is that had not much impact as now,” he notes.

And “not to give great benefits”, unless available plantations or large greenhouses or proceed to a sale. Gram of marijuana is on the street about five euros and bags of five or ten grams sold.

Web design and pelvic floor

When you work in an Online Marketing Agency you spend all day surfing the internet, either for work, pleasure or learning. Part of what our job is exciting to play many different market niches, and many products that sometimes has little to do with your life.

If you are a company that designs and develops websites , countless times need to use images. When you take care of a website very branding, personal branding, or even when the website is a new product images are entrusted to a professional photographer. But many other times online shop (yes, the images are purchased), for convenience, cost savings, or because are designed to be used online and retouching to make is much lower.

Today two places on the planet that are diametrically opposed, Euskadi and Australia share market niche and gallery.

The girl pelvic floor

We are working on a project using ecommerce care related pelvic floor. The world of Chinese balls is a bit wider, but when it comes to other devices pelvic floor care there is so much on offer. A midwife of the Basque Country has designed a device that pelvic floor care takes some time on the market. We had already visited your website preparing information for the virtual store of our customer, and we knew this photo that has enough prominence in a section. It is a middle-aged woman (with possibility of leakage of urine childbirth or age), you may see improved their sexual health with the product invented by the midwife.


But the world has no borders, and less when generating content for websites , so we’ve come this afternoon to an Australian website, also care of the pelvic floor, where we found this photo:

They are not imagining things if I think it’s the same model. Better image banks are what they are, but in the image above right peak “Google seo brisbane this image” I run this:

We found a lot of results with the same picture on the front pages of Google. Reflection, not criticism, they have made it more difficult and more expensive (new product development), they have obtained permits to sell in pharmacy, designed branding, logos … And then they put a picture of 0 ,20 euros. Without checking that is already being used in other sites and digital media.

Our job as an agency is to tell the client where to make the effort of spending and why. If the customer does not know, our job is to do it for him to include it into our budgets

PS: As usual, it stated above is easy to say and harder to do something.

A flat film: film inspirations for decorating floor

Are you a fan of film decorations or any particular film? Would you like toacclimate your home with that warm colonial touch that is the home of the protagonist of ‘ Out of Africa’, or else you passionate elegant modern apartment ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ ?

From Leroy Merlin tell you how to get a flat film , inspired by legendary films maker xmovies8 with ‘Marie Antoinette’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ or ‘The Party’ … Shall we start?

‘Marie Antoinette’, Sofia Coppola


Sofia Coppola gives us a new vision of the last queen of France , Marie Antoinette, Sofia for it takes us to Versailles more exaggerated and bombastic of all time , it can see the top of the Rococo style.

We, without much exaggeration, this elegant French style seek to achieve in our home sophistication and warmth in spurts . To do this we decantaremos by coating some walls with wallpaper , hopefully imitate noble and elegant fabrics, wood paneling, upholstered quilted , full libraries of books …

Marie Antoinette

Another important element of the palatial decor of that time is the flora, or any decor inspired by nature, we see many flowers and birds . Here we will apply in tissues of a more sober, refined and delicate to avoid overloading the way space. We ended the decor with wooden classic lines pickled in white to provide contrast, serenity and light to so much texture and patterns.

‘Out of Africa’, Sydney Pollack

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The unforgettable film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford shows the great colonial mansions of Kenya , which maintained a western style but with native air. The furnishings were not local, but traveling with the owners and other belongings (lingerie, glassware, portraits and clothing) from Europe.

The colonial style of these beautiful homes highlighted by the huge amount of woodon floors, solid wood shelves … For natural fabrics like muslin curtains and white cotton sheets, and complements own journey as suitcases and trunks.

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Add this colonial touch filling the house with carpets of vegetable fibers , coating the wooden floors and applying texture on the wall . Do not forget the white muslin curtains and lots of cushions everywhere, all framed in a color palette based creams and earth tones and colonial style furniture.

‘Star Wars’, JJ Abrams

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For fans of the epic movie ‘ Star Wars ‘, whether small or large, this legendary saga science fiction space adventure starring Han Solo , Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO .. . the you can move to your home decor.

If you’re an adult hanging a sheet film poster, or wearing a wall full of small dolls of the trilogy will be enough. But for the kids we can design a theme bedroom using all the decorative elements we have at our disposal, from textiles such as curtains , duvet cover, pillows and carpets to vinyl and foil to the wall.

Star Wars

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, Wes Anderson

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Wes Anderson as any great independent filmmaker takes care of all aspects of his films which can be also watch on putlocker, including those that go beyond the purely cinematic, as in the case of graphics, posters and clothing; however Anderson goes further and makes the decor in a visual language to narrate and deepen their characters.

Although all his films are an excellent example we stop at the latest, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, a film which as its name suggests happens in a nineteenth – century and decadent hotel , which has undergone several renovations until its twilight.

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We are interested in remodeling done in the hall of the seventies , coating the room with wooden soffits , adding a leather – covered seats and other wool in shades oforange and mustard . To finish our study will add a room or floor lamps methacrylate in a vivid color, and ancillary glass furniture with metal tubular structures, all of seventies lines. A look totally present, that will speak volumes .

‘The Party’, Blake Edwards

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This cult movie film comedy is a magnificent example of the cheerful and casual decor of the sixties, it is a house on one level with open spaces and a large window that overlooks a pool that starts in the hall. The house is not wasted, despite stay a little short of chairs .

The 50s and 60s were very prolific in terms of industrial design it refers design classics that are still used this time. To get a look sixties we go round of vivid colors and contrasting planes in textiles , sofas and carpets , with furniture ultra modern almost futuristic lines , many of them made with synthetic materials.

It is a lot like ‘The Gran Hotel Budpest’ style, furnishings are almost all the same, but give them one tapizándolos more youthful with bright colors , the walls are not so serious, use white color and some of them the lined with painted paper with geometric prints Pop and Op Art.

‘Frozen’, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

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What little is not excited with ‘Frozen’ and the two sisters who star, Ana and Frozen own.Decorate your room as the film is the best way to make it his favorite of all the house.For starters will paint the walls in blue and white tones , we can even make some gradient on the wall, also add some original vinyl tape and thus create atmosphere.


We just dress the walls with some curtains Frozen characters and some sheets with portraits of the ‘Protas’ of the movie. Finally incorporate the environment a warm and comfortable touch , we will use a wooden floor, a wool carpet and becomeenlightened stay with yellow lights. Room ready to dream!

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, Martin Scorsese

Wolf Of Wall Street

We ended up with one of the most successful and award – winning films of recent years, it tells a true story of the rise and fall of a billionaire broker of New York Stock Exchange played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Although it has lots of properties, we focused on the dazzling apartment is in New York, and which happens much of the story.

This type of apartments are a symbol of an era and a way of life , that of yuppies and executives, large and airy rather cold spaces, decorated with expensive pieces and fine materials.


Stand by resorting to classic design , in this case are decided by Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs and lamp sculpture Arch and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni Achille we see the end of the apartment; in the dining room also opt for the classic to decorate, in this case put the Tulip table by Eero Saarinen with the Panton chairs in olive green, although you can put the pieces that you like, there are now many reissues very good price.

They are the first apartments to relevance and prominence to the kitchen , integrating it into the social area, spectacular islands with granite pink marble and luxurious appliances. Ultimately it is put few furniture minimalist but sophisticated lines, large leather sofas or velvet, majestic chandeliers and elegant porcelain floors .

Sure some of these films has inspired you to make a change of look to your home, for which of these decorative styles you decant? Difficult choice, right? In any case you willfind everything you need to remodel your space on the website of Leroy Merlin .

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