Get a strong pelvic floor – your questions answered


London: Learn how to strengthen your pelvic muscles in seven simple steps – live web chat with expert Kari Bo: date: Tuesday 11th September 2007 Chat time: 16:30 (GMT-1)

Whether you have just had a baby or are just looking to increase sexual comfort and pleasure, help is at hand. Kari Bo, a world expert in exercise science and physiotherapy has spent 20 years researching and treating women with pelvic floor problems. She has found that the failure to exercise these muscles is due to a lack of knowledge and guidance of how. In a rare opportunity, she joins us today to demonstrate some simple steps to strengthen your inner core, from her brand new DVD- PELVICORE Technique. So clear a space in your living room, grab a yoga mat and learn from the expert.

There are seven main exercises that Kari has pioneered and developed that will help women of all ages restore balance and regain control of their body. By following her brilliantly simple exercise programme you can improve your tummy tone, posture and even your sex life.

The pelvic floor specifically helps control posture, movement, control and tummy tone. Childbirth, age and loss of tone can all contribute to a loss of control, which can be unexpected and unnerving for any woman. The great thing is that by regularly doing these very simple exercises, you can strengthen the muscles to their former glory. Whether you have back pain, bladder weaknesses, stress incontinence, or are merely looking to enhance your sex life, Kari Bo is here to help you regain control and demonstrate her simple exercises.

Kari Bo joins us live online at Kari Bo web chat on 11th September at 16:30 to demonstrate how by following some simple exercises we can improve the tone and control of our pelvic floor muscles.

Her DVD is available FREE to anyone who joins the Core Wellness programme- a unique Europe-wide project to help women regain balance and improve their health and wellbeing in an increasingly hectic life.

If you enjoy the routine, please visit to receive your FREE copy

Click here to submit questions before the chat

Cherry juice can improve exercise outcome

London: Cherry juice can increase strength and reduce muscle pain brought about by exercise, according to a new study to be published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Fourteen volunteers were asked to either drink fresh cherry juice blended with apple juice twice a day for three days before exercise and for four days afterwards, or to drink a dummy mixture containing no cherry juice. The blend comprised 12 oz of liquid, equivalent to the juice from 50 to 60 cherries.

The volunteers were asked to hill walk or weight lift – two of the most strenuous exercises for muscles. Tenderness, motion, and strength were assessed on each of the days before and after exercise.

The research revealed that there was a significant difference in the degree of muscle strength between those drinking the cherry juice blend and those taking the dummy mixture.

Muscle strength improved almost after 96 hours in those drinking cherry juice, and the average pain score was significantly less in those drinking cherry juice.

The research also showed that the pain a person experiences after rigorous exercise can also be reduced significantly among people who drink the cherry juice.