What are Kegel exercises?
Kegel exercises are a fantastic way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
“Why would I want to do that?” you may be asking.
Well, it’s these muscles that control your bladder so exercising them can help you control urinary incontinence.
Oh, and stronger pelvic muscles means more intense orgasms and erections (yes, men can benefit from Kegel exercises too!).
Follow these simple and effective exercises and see how you get on:
How to do Kegel exercises
To exercise the muscles, pretend you are trying to stop the flow of urine by pulling in and squeezing those muscles.
Start by holding the squeeze for 3-5 seconds and then resting for the same number of seconds.
Gradually try to build up to 10 seconds, again resting for the same amount of time. Try three or four sets of contractions every day!
A good way to start is by lying on your back until you get the feel of contracting the pelvic floor muscles. Once you’ve mastered this you can practice while sitting and standing as well.
Practice, practice, practice
Good news – because Kegel exercises are so discreet they can easily be incorporated into your daily life.
Choose something to associate the exercises with. You could do it every time you boil the kettle or stop at traffic lights!
How do I know if I’m doing Kegel exercises properly?
It’s really important to do the exercises correctly!
If you can’t feel anything happen or don’t feel like you can squeeze them for very long or can’t tighten without your buttock or tummy muscles holding on too, then it is time to seek some extra help.
We offer a fantastic range of pelvic health products to ensure you’re doing them correctly and effectively, meaning faster results!