5 Exercises To Improve Your Pelvic Floor

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5 Exercises To Improve Your Pelvic Floor

What are pelvic floor exercises?

Pelvic floor exercises strengthen the muscles around your bladder, bottom, and vagina or penis.

Men think they don’t have a pelvic floor and it’s a ‘woman thing’, but men need to do pelvic floor exercises too, so the video is not just for us ladies.

Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can help urinary incontinence, treat pelvic organ prolapse, and make sex better too.

Strong pelvic floor muscles can also mean increased sensitivity during sex and stronger orgasms. Strengthening and training the pelvic floor muscles can help also reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

This was taken from the NHS website in the UK so I am not making this up sex tips! 

Basically, everyone can benefit from doing pelvic floor exercises, regardless of whether you like sex or not.

I have made a short video with 5 easy pelvic floor exercises to get you started, although I have many more, I dont want to overwhelm you.

The video is at the bottom of the page

What are the signs of pelvic floor issues?

Depending on the type of pelvic floor dysfunction as it can be too loose, too tight or unbalanced, a person may experience:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Hip or back pain
  • A bulge somewhere in the lower pelvic region
  • stress urinary incontinence, which involves a small amount of urine leaking from the body due to an activity such as coughing
  • Involuntary leakage of stool
  • incomplete urination
  • bowel movement dysfunction
  • Pain during sex

Some people who see their doctors about bladder overactivity find that pelvic floor dysfunction is responsible.

What can cause pelvic floor problems?

  • Age
  • Sitting a lot
  • Health issues that cause increased pressure in the abdomen and pelvis, such as a chronic cough
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma during delivery, multiple deliveries and large babies
  • Doing heavy squats with bad technique or with a pelvic floor weakness.

 

 

I hope you found this useful

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