How many of us actually remember to do our pelvic floor exercises on a regular basis? Life seems to get in the way. Let’s face it, it’s not quite like finding the motivation to get up off the couch and go for a run. In fact, we can even work our pelvic floor whilst sitting in front of the TV. So there’s really no excuse.
So we know we should be doing them, but do we really know why?
Your pelvic floor muscles are the muscles spanning the floor of your pelvis from your pubic bone at the front end to your tailbone at the back end. Our pelvic floor muscles help to support our bowel, bladder and uterus as well as working with our other core muscles to help support our spine. So they really are essential to our wellbeing.
The bad news – recent studies suggest that one third of women over the age of 35 will suffer some form of incontinence due to a loose pelvic floor. The good news – It’s extremely easy to rectify – exercise!!!
What about the benefits?
Well, firstly and most importantly is the ability to control our bladders. None of us want to laugh, and find we’ve wet pants a little. Or sneeze and find we’ve pee-d ourselves. Who wants to be bouncing up and down on a trampoline with our kids and find we’ve let ourselves down? Strong and healthy pelvic floor muscles will help us avoid all of these incidents, as well as the added sexual benefits, which include being able to use our newly toned muscles to grip our partners penis during love making, creating extra pleasure sensations. Best of all, healthy pelvic floor muscles will enable us to have stronger and more intense orgasms.
What better reason do we need? Just in case that wasn’t enough – pelvic floor muscles have also been linked to a flatter tummy. So what are we waiting for?
How do we work our Pelvic Floor?
The key is exercise. Follow these simple steps:
- Locate your pelvic floor muscles
- Contract your pelvic floor muscles for 3 seconds (think of it as trying to stop yourself from peeing mid flow)
- Now relax the muscles for 3 seconds
- Repeat 10 – 15 times several times a day
Or simply pick one of our Pelvic Aids and let the balls do the all the hard work for you … think of it as weight training for your vagina!
1 – Luna Beads
The Bestselling Kegel Weights for Every Woman’s Health and Pleasure
Pleasure for your pelvic floor …
3 – Ben Wa Balls
Tone and Tease …
So no more excuses ladies! Let’s get exercising!
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