Kegel exercises are designed to help strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. Plenty of great reasons exist for making them an essential part of your daily health and wellness upkeep routine. Following are just five of the ways that doing kegels makes womens' lives better.
You Are Going to Have a Baby
Incorporating kegel exercises into your prenatal health and wellness routine allows you to have a more comfortable pregnancy. Strong and toned vaginal muscles may also enable you to have a shorter and smoother labor as well as enjoy a faster recovery period.
You've Just Had a Baby
Don't quit your kegels after you've delivered your baby -- no matter how toned your vaginal walls were at the time of your delivery, it's inevitable that they got stretched out to a certain degree. Retaining your kegel routine will get your pelvic muscles back to pre-baby condition in no time. And if you didn't practice kegels during your pregnancy, now is an excellent time to start.
You Want to Control Urinary Incontinence
Casual urinary incontinence often completely disappears after a few weeks on a good kegel routine. Strong pelvic muscles keep the urethra in top form. Kegels work best for stress incontinence -- the type that happens when you sneeze or cough or as the result of exercise. It also helps prevent against both urinary and bowel urgency, which are those times when the urge to go occurs so quickly that you may not be able to make it to the bathroom in time to avoid an embarrassing accident.
You Want to Enjoy Sex More
Many women claim that practicing kegel exercises on a regular basis helps them enjoy stronger, longer lasting orgasms. Taut, toned vaginal walls will enhance the pleasure of your partner as well. Kegel exercises have also been found to help alleviate pain during intercourse in some women.
You Engage in Contact Sports
Certain contact sports such as mountain biking, horseback riding, riding ATVs, and motorcycling can be rough on the pelvic muscles. Keeping them strong and toned by doing kegels on a regular basis. You'll enjoy your sport more, and because kegels improve core balance and promote stability in the lumbar region, you'll decrease your chances of becoming injured while enjoying the recreational activities of your choice.
Please feel free to ask your health and wellness professional for more information on how performing kegel exercises can help improve your quality of life.