Female Fitness Favourites

These are the products (relating to female health and fitness) that consistently get the best reviews from my clients and physiotherapists, and which come up in conversation time and time again. Feel free to point out any that I've missed!

Stylish sportswear that supports your core & pelvic floor

EVB Sports Shorts provide firm non-elastic support to the pelvic girdle, lower abdomen and lower back, and a lifting up effect to the perineum and pelvic floor. The effect of this support optimises pelvic floor, lower abdominal and back muscle activation and increases proprioception of the muscles and compression of the pelvic girdle joints.

So ultimately reduced stress incontinence in the short term, potential prevention of pelvic organ prolapse and the easing of certain types back and pelvic pain caused by instability.

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Minimalist/barefoot running, sport & everyday shoes

There are around 200,000 nerves in each foot to provide your brain with the sensory feedback you need to move with skill.

Modern shoes tend inhibit this, however, by cramping your feet and restricting the natural range of movement. This weakens the muscles and the foot, alters the shape of our feet, reduces stability and reduces our ability to truly feel sensory information from the ground. Hence the rise of barefoot shoes.

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Reduce constipation & helps to relieve bowel issues, as well as pressure on your pelvic floor / prolapse

Most people don't actually know that your knees should be higher than your hips when you go for a poo for things to work as nature intended. And this matters because that extra pressure & strain is detrimental to a weakened core & pelvic floor, to any prolapse and it contributes to constipation.

While sitting to do our business may be considered “civilized”, studies show the natural squat position improves our ability to eliminate. Squatty Potty® toilet stools help you simulate a squat position for a faster and more effective elimination...with less straining/pressure.

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Relief for pelvic, hip and back pain in pregnancy

Many women suffer with pelvic, hip and back pain in pregnancy as their ligaments become lax with their changing hormones.

The Serola sacroiliac belt by far gets the best reviews from clients and physios alike for providing essential support and alignment to the pelvis.

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Help the healing post birth

This protein powder is a powerful addition to your armoury for healing post birth (which includes rebuidling connective tissue in and around that diastasis / "mummy tummy").

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C-section scars 

This product is amazing for c-section massage. Rosehip Oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, which promote the production of the prostaglandins involved in tissue healing and regrowth. The fatty acids also help to promote cellular development and collagen synthesis, which is important for keeping skin smooth and supple. 

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Relief from cramp

BetterYouTM MagnesiumOil Original Spray naturally repairs & relaxes muscles and is described as a godsend by many pregnancy clients suffering from cramp. Suitable for use during pregnancy, this pure MagnesiumOil is the ultimate way to replenish magnesium levels - the essential mineral for overall wellbeing and relaxation.

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Help to undo the damage to your gut from your lifestyle & antibiotics 

Whilst scientists haven’t sussed out all of the specifics yet, it has become clear that having a happy, healthy gut is absolutely fundamental to both our physical and mental health and wellbeing. 70% of our immune system activity takes place in and around the gut, but we’re typically living lifestyles that kill those bacteria rather than help them to thrive and support us. And antibiotics wipe them out totally. Help to redress the balance with a good probiotic supplement.

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Eating well & food inspiration

This isn't a product as such, but clients regularly ask about food inspiration, eating well and finding time to cook as a busy mom. Hello Fresh can be great from time to time to help with this as they deliver recipes & fresh ingredients to make fabulous meals directly to your door. You choose which ones, how often and how many people for.

(Click image for £20 off your first order with them.)

Please consult your healthcare professionals, as appropriate. These products and services are intended to be informative and helpful and do not constitute any kind of medical advice.