Both women and men can experience a belly pooch or belly bulge, along with gut issues such as bloating, gas, constipation, and digestive discomfort. So what do most do? Try to get rid of it with typical weight loss tactics, including dieting and exercising.
But if you have a belly pooch and also struggle with pain (especially low back pain), gut issues, and poor posture, stability, and core strength, the truth is that you might have diastasis recti.
Diastasis recti is when the 6-pack muscles separate from being stretched out, and can cause the belly to bulge out. 60-70% of pregnant women suffer from diastasis recti due to the stretching of the belly during pregnancy.
So if you have a belly pooch that refuses to go away no matter how much you've tried to diet and exercise, this episode is for you. Listen as Dr. Connie, a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in Women's Health, explains diastasis recti and what you can do to treat it.
In this episode of the Mind Your Health Show, you'll discover:
📌What diastasis recti is, and an easy way to determine if you have it
📌Causes and common symptoms of diastasis recti
📌How to treat diastasis recti and reverse the symptoms that come with it
📌More serious issues that can happen when diastasis recti goes untreated
📌How the pelvic floor plays a role in diastasis recti, and why most women are doing their Kegels wrong
📌The relationship between gut health and diastasis recti, and why changing your diet alone won't get rid of your pooch
Want to learn some core focused exercises to help you treat and prevent diastasis recti? Follow Dr. Connie on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcQ8ySs38wLcDpp4-VJrdhQ),
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