Last month I was lucky enough to be invited along to an event in Central London that was being organised by the lovely team at Lights by TENA.
It was held at the Haymarket Hotel which was such a beautiful setting. We were there to hear about the relaunch of the Lights by TENA My PFF app and about the all-important message from Lights by TENA that it is OK to talk about pelvic floor and bladder weakness.
Nicole Tyrer, Brand Manager for Lights by TENA talked to us about our pelvic floor and gave us some statistics on bladder weakness. Did you know that 35% of women still see light bladder weakness as a taboo subject, even though 62% of women in the UK experience it? Light bladder weakness is also more common than hayfever – we all talk about this, so why not talk about our pelvic floors?
One of the main culprits of bladder weakness is pregnancy and childbirth, but with the right exercises, it can be made more manageable.
The Lights by TENA team introduced us to their new app, ‘My PFF’, which teaches you how to do your pelvic floor exercises, with useful reminders to squeeze throughout the day. It also tracks your progress so you can see how often you are remembering! The app is free to download either by visiting http://www.tena.co.uk/lightsbytena/tips-and-training/pelvic-floor-fitness-app or search My PFF in the Apple or Android app stores.
We were also given the chance to put the products to the test (with a bottle of water)! I use Lights by TENA myself, so I am already confident and happy with the brand, but even so, I was amazed at how much water they could hold, which was absorbed quickly and after a few moments felt really dry! These products are designed for little leaks and I was really impressed that even the smaller end of the range would keep you feeling fresh and dry.
At the end of the session, we were then given the chance to put our pelvic floor and lights By TENA to the test in a boogie bounce session. I have to admit I was slightly daunted by the trampolines when I first walked into the room, but the class was SO, so fun. Set to the latest hit music we bounced our way through the class and even ended doing press ups!
We then had a well-deserved lunch, with a glass of bubbles – a perfect child-free day I would say!
For a bit more of a glance into our day with Lights by TENA, check out my video here:
I host a self-care series on my blog every Sunday and this is the instalment for this week, but to check out the previous posts including some on the pelvic floor and why we experience bladder weakness head on over to the series here.
Thanks for having us, Lights by Tena!
*I have not been financially compensated for this post*