You do not need to have a weak pelvic floor to benefit from pelvic floor exercises. Incorporating a few reps and sets of pelvic floor exercises into your daily routine could easily help with the following:
- A Strong Core – Your pelvic floor is connected to your lower back and abs, so strengthening this can have a knock on affect that helps the rest of your core strength.
- Preparation for pregnancy – During pregnancy your pelvic floor muscles will loosen, this, along with a growing baby pressing against your bladder can cause you to leak urine when you laugh, cough or sneeze. Doing pelvic floor exercises can help to prevent incontinence during pregnancy, which is extremely beneficial to numerous women.
- Recovery from Childbirth – During pregnancy you will experience hormonal changes in your body. These hormonal changes can lead to the pelvic floor muscles loosening. Doing regular pelvic floor exercises can result in a stronger pelvic floor, and can combat the changes that would have happened during pregnancy.
- Improved Bladder Control – There have been many reports from people who previously suffered from incontinence no longer doing so after they followed a small routine of pelvic exercises.
- Reduce Risk of Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Pelvic organ prolapse is when one of the organs in the pelvis slips down. By strengthening your pelvic floor muscles you can prevent these, as stronger pelvic floor muscles will be able to support your organs more effectively.
- Reduce Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction – this is focused towards men, and many men who themselves do pelvic floor exercises have reported stronger and firmer erections after carrying out regular pelvic floor exercises.
- Increased Sexual Satisfaction – Doing pelvic floor exercises can also lead to increased sensitivity and stronger orgasms
As you can see there are many benefits from doing pelvic floor exercises, and because they are so easy to do, you can easily add them to your daily routine. Furthermore the pelvic floor is a muscle, and like any other muscle it needs to be trained and have regular exercise. So start exercising your pelvic floor muscles today and reap the rewards from doing so!
Find out how to do pelvic floor exercises without weights and kegel balls here, and find our how to use specifically designed pelvic floor weights and balls here.