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How Women Benefit from Pelvic Floor Exercises

Updated on November 11, 2010

Pelvic floor muscles require to be exercised too. Most women are too concerned with weight loss and are unaware that they’ve set aside the importance of pelvic floor exercises. In women, pregnancy, being overweight, and childbirth are the major life events that weaken the pelvic muscles. Fortunately, they can restore pelvic floor muscles strength and make them strong again. Just like other muscles, pelvic floor muscles require exercises to make them stronger. Bladder control problems are commonly experienced by women, and control can be regained through pelvic muscle exercises or the Kegel exercise in particular originated by Dr. Arnold Kegel.

The pelvic floor needs to be strong as this does it job in supporting the pelvic organs and the abdomen especially when you are exerting or standing. Also, this supports the bladder to keep it closed especially when you sneeze or cough to avoid leaking. This also plays an important role associated with sexual activity. Women having problems with bladder control just need to exercise the pelvic floor muscles regularly at least 5 minutes for three times a day. This will make a difference in strengthening the muscles for holding the bladder and the different organs in place including the uterus, bowel, and rectum. Bottom line, do not neglect your pelvic floor muscles just because it's not one of the ways on how to lose weight.

So what are the different pelvic floor exercises? There are a few of them. But before proceeding to the exercises, you need to find the right muscles first. This is to ensure that you are doing the exercises the proper way. To check for the correct muscles, here are some ways. While sitting on the toilet, try to stop the flow of urine. You are using the right muscles if you can easily do it. Next, try to stop passing gas by squeezing the muscles that you would normally use. You are checking the right muscles if you feel a sense of pulling.

Other reasons for pelvic muscle weakness include natural aging, inactivity, and hormonal changes occurring in women’s bodies. Other conditions that put extra pressure on the pelvic floor are chronic constipation, chronic cough and being overweight. Exercises to make the pelvic floor strong are necessary early in life to prevent some problems associated with weakened pelvic floor muscles that could emerge later. Pelvic muscle exercises provide great benefits for women and these are just simply done in three easy ways: identifying the muscles; contracting them correctly in upward and inward contractions but not doing the bearing-down effort; and using fast and slow contractions.


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