Pelvic Floor Exercises – An Easy Way To Improve Your Life
Happiness is often about doing the little things that make big differences.
For women, pelvic floor exercises don’t take much time, but they’ll dramatically improve your life in many areas.
A strengthened pelvic floor will:
- Improve digestive control, aiding the bladder and bowel
- Reduce the risk of prolapse
- Quicken recovery from childbirth or surgery
- Increase orgasmic potential and quality of orgasms
- Increase social confidence
The pelvic floor is one of the main “stress points” on the body.
Meaning, when you feel stress, you’ll often feel it in this area. That’s where the phrase “sinking feeling in the stomach” comes from. You feel some sort of stress and it manifests in your lower abdomen.
By strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, you gain a level of control in this area that you never had before. This helps you manage stress much better, and also comes with a wealth of additional benefits.
Exercising your pelvic floor is very easy to do. Here are a few exercises that will strengthen it considerably.
One of the reasons why it’s so easy to exercise your pelvic floor, is you actually have opportunities all day to do so.
Next time you need to pee, practice stopping the flow several times. Your pelvic floor muscle is what allows you to stop peeing mid-stream. By stopping and starting the stream multiple times, you exercise these muscles. If you do this every time you need to pee, you’ll start seeing results very quickly.
Another simple exercise is to practice clenching and unclenching your pelvic floor muscles. You can do this anywhere. It’s the same muscles you used in exercise #1, so you should be familiar with how they feel.
Clench for 15 seconds, then release. Do it again, then release. Do this several times, until the area becomes fatigued.
It’s very important that you stay consistent with these exercises. If you do them every day, you’ll start enjoying real results very quickly. These will be noticeable improvements, especially in your sex life.
Exercise #1 is so great because you’re going to the bathroom everyday anyways, so you might as well get some exercises in. But if you prefer exercise #2, you need to make sure you’re doing it everyday.
One of the best ways to do this is to set an alarm on your phone to go off at a certain time each day. When the alarm goes off, you know it’s time to practice your pelvic floor exercises. Just clench the muscles, hold, then release and repeat.
Realise that your pelvic floor muscles are a very specific group. If you’re unfamiliar with what the muscles feel like, you may be clenching the wrong muscles when you do the exercises. So that’s why even if you’d prefer exercise #2, you should do #1 a few times so you become familiar with how the general area feels.
Do the exercises and do them every day. Within just three weeks, you’ll start seeing major improvements in the area listed above.
For more information about strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, contact Dr John Bailey.