Kegels or Kegel exercises strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and can be done at any time throughout the day.
But where are your pelvic floor muscles and why is it important to look after them?
In the video below, we explore the benefits of doing Kegels with Dr Peter Wood, obstetrician-gynaecologist.
It is never too late to do Kegel pelvic floor muscle exercises, regardless of how long it has been since you had your bundle of joy.
With up to 30 per cent of women experiencing slight bladder leakage when they sneeze, cough or laugh at some time in their lives thanks to pregnancy and childbirth, surgery, ageing or obesity, getting into the habit of doing pelvic floor exercises regularly can be a great preventative measure.
Co-founder of The Pelvic Expert, Heba Shaheed tells us how to strengthen our pelvic floor and how to do pelvic floor exercises.
Repeatedly contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles (the muscles that you contract to hold urine in when you’re busting to go) can be done discreetly while sitting at work, watching TV or even while standing in the checkout queue.
One set of exercises includes 10 quick contract and release and five contractions that hold for 10 seconds. Repeating each set three times a day will soon lead to improvements.
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