Kegel Exercises also called pelvic floor exercises, Kegel exercises are done with the aim of strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor. They are asserted to be one of the most effective ways to improve your bladder and bowel movements. Kegel exercises are not complex but simple and easy clench-and-release exercises for making your pelvic floor stronger . The pelvic floor is a bunch of tissues and muscles, located at the bottom of your pelvis and holds your organs in place. Therefore, a weak pelvic floor can result in the development of an inability to control the bladder and bowels .
Kegel exercises can be done by both men and women. They are not only done to keep your pelvic muscles fit but also to avoid embarrassing accidents, like bladder leakage and passing gas and or even stool by accident.
Benefits of Kegel exercises for women The benefits of this exercise are plenty. For example, they are said to have the ability to increase sexual gratification in women. The other benefits of carrying out Kegel exercises are as follows.
Treats bladder leakage The bladder, rectum and muscles are supported by the pelvic floor muscles. If your pelvic floor muscles are weak, it can cause your bladder and bladder neck to have less support around the sphincter
Reduces pelvic organ prolapse (POP) POP is a condition that develops when the pelvic organs press into the walls of the vagina, in the event of pregnancy and childbirth, as it stretches and weakens the pelvic floor muscles.
Improves back and hip support As a lack of strength in your pelvic floor muscles can affect your joints of the pelvis, tailbone, and lower spine, it results in causing severe back pain and reduced hip strength.
Help recover from childbirth Whether it is caesarean or vaginal, childbirth will cause your pelvic floor muscles to become weak. Kegel exercises improve the healing of the muscles and help rebuild their strength. You can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles prior to getting pregnant and while you are pregnant.
Aids during menopause The exercise can help manage your pelvic health during menopause. The fluctuations of oestrogen levels during menopause can lead to less blood flow and reduce the strength of the pelvic floor muscles.
Improves sex life Kegel exercises are extremely effective in improving one's sex life. They help to tighten the vagina and may help improve the intensity of the orgasm. As the pelvic floor muscles play a major role in reaching an orgasm, the exercise can be beneficial as it strengthens the muscles; allowing for easy contractions. A weak pelvic floor muscle aligns with an inability to reach an orgasm