In recent years, the pelvic floor has been gaining prevalence in our culture.
But what is it? Why does it matter? And…. It can help “rescue” my wedding day?
Oh yeah, big time! There’s a stigma with pelvic floor health. For some reason, it’s referred to as “dirty”, uncomfortable and “forbidden”.
See, the lambada is forbidden.
The forbidden city in Beijing is, uh, forbidden.
Love? They say it’s forbidden.
But NOT pelvic floor health!
Many different areas in your life get affected by the pelvic floor.
Prioritizing pelvic floor health will enhance your quality of life.
Read below to learn 3 ways how developing a strong pelvic floor will make enjoying your wedding easier.
Reason 1- Less Lumbar Pain
An overwhelming majority of the American population has back pain.
Like, SO many people.
31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. You don’t want to be one of those people and you certainly don’t want back pain to afflict you whilst rump shaking on the dance floor at your reception.
There are a couple reasons that make back pain uniquely different for you as a bride on your wedding day.
1.) You will likely wear heels during your day.
Hey, you might not. But know that heels force your back muscles to work even harder!
Not to mention your feet…
Your feet absorb a force of 26,000 pounds, which, is the weight of two African Elephants.
Ya know, the largest land mammal..
TWO OF THEM.
With a mere 2.5 inch heel, the load gets increased by 75%
And a 6 inch?? Ooooof
We love “6-inch” by Beyonce and The Weeknd and how the theme of womxn empowerment is depicted through the symbolism of an almighty womxn’s heel.
But to wear?
On an occasion where you stand for a ridiculously long time, then walk Michael Myers slow…
You need all the help you can get to reduce low back pain!
Take pictures in the heels(if your shoes are even visible) then throw them off and get comfortable.
Oh, and aim for heels with a cushioned insole.
2.) You’ll likely be dancing.
If it weren’t for our spine, we couldn’t shake tailfeathers, bust moves, or “kick off the Sunday shoes”
The human backbone is very strong but with other specific wedding day factors, its integrity gets compromised.
You’re stressed(both good and bad)
“WOO I’M GETTING MARRIED. THIS IS EXCITING AF”
“I really want my wedding to be smooth and seamless… What if it’s not? What if something goes wrong?”
Then the what if stampede starts to run amok and suddenly, out of nowhere, Mufasa is dead and it’s a tragedy.
Let’s try to save Mufasa(well, for the sake of this metaphor.)
Stress causes muscle tension in the back, which compounds with your heels and how long you stand.
So let’s strengthen your pelvic floor.
(Secondary goal, let’s save Mufasa)
Reason 2- Better Bladder Control/Less chance of urinary leakage
Have you SEEN a bride(or more accurate, the bride and bridesmaids) take off that wedding dress, JUST SO THE BRIDE CAN PEE?
Yeah, all hands on deck for that one.
There was even an item called the Bridal Buddy that featured on Shark Tank for that exact problem.
A strong pelvic floor can limit you needing to assemble bride squad to dismantle your armor, er uhm, dress.
Your pelvic floor muscles support the bladder and bowels. So not just the front but the back door has better control.
Less bathroom breaks mean you have more time to enjoy your wedding! Duhh.
Reason 3- Intensified Pleasure
You are now married.
As the old axiom goes, “first comes love, then comes marriage…”
What’s the last part? Something about a baby carriage?
Well we know how babies get made, you ain’t surprising nobody.
DO THE DEED for the first time as a married couple.
Pleasure from intercourse gets intensified with a strong pelvic floor.
Dem muscles are rhythmic, wanna dance, and got a mind of its own. (Well kind of, some contractions are involuntary so.. yeah, mindless)
If that’s important to you, developing a strong pelvic floor will make sense when the lights go out.
So there you have it!
A strong pelvic floor will;
- lessen lumbar pain,
- improve bladder control, and
- intensify sex.
All which, will rescue your wedding day to make it more fun!
Sounds groovy right?
Take care of that pelvis, Elvis.