I believe they do. Our bodies are constantly remodeling throughout our lives for better or for worse. Here are some examples – we have all seen the world class athlete turn into an inactive, sedentary ex-athlete. Their body remodeled by turning their lean muscle tissue into adipose tissue. How about a more positive story of the 40 year old life-long smoker who stops smoking and sees many of the changes in his lungs and body reversed now that he has stopped smoking and began exercising.
Our habits, our posture, our strength, and our activity level all affect how our bodies remodel over time. If we passively stand by and watch changes take place, we are sure to see aging take place at an accelerated rate. But if we set our minds on the goal of remaining active, working a regular strengthening program, holding neutral spine posture, and engaging our pelvic basket, we give our bodies an opportunity to achieve better health. We can make the positive changes to our posture, activity level, strength, and nutrition at any point in our lives and see the benefits. One of these benefits may be reversing or controlling the symptoms of prolapse and/or urine leakage.
There is connective tissue surrounding our pelvic organs that works along with ligaments and tendons to hold our organs in place. The connective tissue throughout our bodies is a living tissue that is constantly either going through a process of regeneration or degradation. This connective tissue is the support structure of our bones, our muscles, and our organs. It is important to understand that with healthy activity, good nutrition, and optimal posture, we can harness this regeneration of tissue and remodel our body in a positive way. This is an important message for any woman experiencing prolapse or incontinence. By consistently holding a more supportive posture for your pelvic organs and engaging the correct muscles to help cradle your organs, you give your body an opportunity to lay down new connective tissue that can help to hold your pelvic organs in an elevated position.
Remodeling our bodies takes consistency and a commitment to positive lifestyle changes. The benefit over the years will be more than providing better support for our pelvic organs. Many will note relief from chronic pain, many will note improved energy and endurance, and so many of us will prevent future dysfunction, all with a consistent focus on posture, nutrition, strength, and increased activity.