Did you know that 80% of Australians have a Magnesium deficiency?
Magnesium is the fourth most common mineral in the body and is responsible for more than 300 different enzymes in the body. This prehistoric mineral performs many complex and vital duties in our bodies. Magnesium helps balance body fluid levels, control muscle contractions, carry oxygen to working muscles and regulate energy metabolism, making it a very important for physical performance.
Consider it the ‘master mineral’ with the most functions.
Imagine it as the trunk of the nutritional tree that supports and enhances enzyme activity and the work of other nutrients. Yet many of us don’t get enough!
Who needs to do Pelvic Floor exercises?
The answer is practically everyone.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is a complex interplay of muscle, fascia and ligamentous structures. The muscular component is made up two layers of muscles; a superficial and a deep layer. These muscles work in conjunction with surrounding connective tissue to ensure that your pelvic organs are well supportedand lifted, (the deep layer)as well as assisting with continence through control of the urinary and anal sphincters (the superficial layer). The pelvic floor muscles are also important for sexual function in both women and men.
The pelvic organs consist of the bladder, uterus (for women) and bowel. Each organ has a passage to the external world via the urethra and anus in men; and the urethra, vagina and anus in women.
Why are these muscles important?