4 Little-Known Facts About Kegels

It’s time to talk about pee. As you go through your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, changes happy in your body… and yes, changes even happen in your vagina.

One in three women leak a little, a condition known as incontinence. But, it takes an average of seven years for women to discuss pelvic floor health with their doctor.

Kegels are exercises that tone and strengthen the pubococcygeus, or PC muscle—the muscle surrounding the opening of the vagina. A strong PC muscle is vital to the health of the reproductive organs. Like any other muscle in the body, the PC muscle needs regular exercise to remain firm, especially after childbirth or menopause. When done correctly, “Kegeling” can alleviate up to 90 percent of stress incontinence and heighten pleasure and sensitivity during intercourse.

If you’re doing kegels, first of all…good for you! 👏 Just make sure you have the right technique…It can make a world of difference! Here are 4 new ways to try kegels… DISCOVER 4 NEW WAYS TO DO KEGELS

There are even solutions to “urge incontinence,” which is when you’re getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom…or if all day long you’re going back and forth to the bathroom and have urgent or frequent urges, kegels can make that worse… 

Here are 3 more little-known facts about kegels…

• You want to be in a neutral, laying down position while doing kegels. Ideally, if there’s something you can prop under your lower back, that elevates the hips a little bit, you even have less gravity working against you.

• A kegel is NOT a just simple squeeze. There’s a lot more that needs to go on in order to effectively tone your pelvic floor! Try this tutorial with 4 variations of kegels.

• Kegels are specifically for people that are having more trouble with leaking urine when they sneeze, cough, or exercise. That’s called stress incontinence, which basically means the seal isn’t as tight as it used to be.

TRAIN NOW…
AVOID LEAKS LATER

Feel 10 years younger! This Body Boomers workout features cardio, strength and yoga routines to to help…

 • Strengthen your pelvic floor
• Spice up your sex life
• Reduce incontenence
• Calm hot flashes
• Strengthen bones
• Improve sleep