Kegel Exercises for Any Woman’s Age
Performing Kegels as an older woman is no different as when you are younger. However, some older women choose to change how they do the exercises simply to vary the routine. They can do a variety of number of repetitions; they can do a stair step or elevator type of method. Here’s an example, squeeze the kegel muscle slightly, hold, a bit more, hold, until you get to your maximum tightness, hold again and then reverse the process until you get to the base level. As long as the muscles are being worked out, you are receiving the benefit of the exercise.
Now that you are aware of the all the amazing benefits of exercising the Kegel muscles, you might consider sharing this information with the older women in your life, like your mother and grandmother. Many older women were not given instruction on these exercises, partially because it was not known about and partially because childbirth and prenatal education was not developed as it is nowadays.
You can explain to them the benefit of the regular exercise of this muscle. You can simply instruct them how to locate the Kegel muscle. Then you can give them details on some of the exercises. You might be surprised at how much they share with you about the condition of the muscle already.
Your Kegel muscles, while not seen, are very important. What type of obstetrical history you have will play a role in what tone you currently have in these muscles. By exercising the muscles you can improve your sex life, decrease the chance of tearing or needing an episiotomy during labor, and prevent future complications from vaginal and bladder prolapse. Do your Kegels for always!