Aren’t you tired of “Oops I sneezed” advertisements telling you that you should be ashamed of your stress incontinence? We are. One in three of all 20-85 year olds suffers from some sort of bladder weakness. Yes, that’s right – one in three. That’s around 6 million people in the UK alone. Yet we are still making a big effort to keep the issue on the down low, despite how glaringly prevalent it is. So what is it and why do we need to start talking about it?
Time to choose
Shopping can be an arduous task. Faced with a daunting wall of products, all claiming to be the best, our response can often be to grab the nearest, brightest or cheapest product. Like most people you are probably doing your shopping in a rush and just want to get it done.
But, the choices we make in the supermarket, at the local shops or when shopping online can have a huge impact on others. What may seem like a quick, simple decision may lead to a very dark reality for someone else.
Women’s sport is starting to create space for itself in a much deserved spotlight – finally! After the recent successes of the Women’s Euro Football Cup and currently the Women’s Rugby World Cup, women are starting to get better and rightly earned coverage. No doubt there is still an incredibly long way to go, but it’s good to see change. There is clearly a thirst to see all genders take to the sporting stage. This Saturday will offer one such event in Bristol. The hilly, windy streets will transform into a super-speed highway for cyclists taking part in the annual Bristol Grand Prix.
Natracare is thrilled to announce that the entire product range is now officially vegan certified, with all products in the range approved for use by those following a vegan lifestyle. Veganism – it is more than just a trend.
Yoga practice is well known to calm, center and strengthen both body and mind. So when it comes to menstruation, practising yoga can offer enormous benefits to balance your mood and ease menstrual cramps. You may not always feel like rushing to take part in physical activity on your time of the month, but exercise can really help with period pain. Yoga especially has been tried and tested to be beneficial for muscles and mentality. Here are some of the most effective yoga positions to do during your period.
France’s channel 5 documentary, Tampon, notre ennemi intime (Tampons, our intimate enemy), has shocked menstruators across France by exposing big corporate menstrual product providers. There is alarm and concern over potentially toxic chemicals these tampons contain, possibly in favour of profit. Continue reading
The time for Spring cleaning is upon us so we’ve come up with some simple steps to an eco-friendly, toxic-free and cleaner home.
A quick scan of the supermarket shelves and you’ll see that nearly all cleaning products contain health or environmental warnings: toxic, hazardous, irritant etc. But really there is no need to use toxic sprays and liquids. By putting a few natural cleaning tips into practice your home can soon be well on its way to becoming a toxin-free zone.
Here are our top, naturally effective cleaners for spring cleaning:
Period Sex. Can it be done? Should it be done? Is it something you’d like to explore? Whatever your reaction to the topic of sex during menstruation might be, whether fainting in disgust to eagerly awaiting the next ride on your crimson wave, you should read on and find out some ‘good to know’ pointers for navigating the sexual experience during your period.