Why Doing Kegel Exercises Regularly Is Important
Every individual is unique. Our attitude when it comes to doing Kegels also differ. Some people can do Kegels on a regular basis while the others find it difficult to commit to doing Kegels.
It is important to perform regular Kegel exercises because they will help you stay active and in control of your bladder and bowel. They will improve your pelvic support which is especially important with prolapse, after gynaecological surgery and childbearing.
Muscle changes start to occur in the first couple of weeks after commencing pelvic floor exercises. If your pelvic floor muscles are weak, it can take around 5 to 6 months of diligent pelvic floor training to get your best possible pelvic floor strength and control. Once you have done this, you will maintain your pelvic floor strength gains by performing your exercises on a couple of days of the week.
How can Kegel exercises help?
Regular pelvic floor muscle training can transform your pelvic floor into a stronger, thicker and firmer support. This means that your pelvic floor may be sit higher in your pelvis and provide better support for your inside and help you;
- Reduce pelvic prolapse symptoms
- Reduce or prevent leakage from bladder and/or bowel
- Prevent pelvic floor dysfunction that occur with menopause when
- Pelvic floor muscles become thin and weak
- Rehabilitate the pelvic floor after pelvic floor surgery
- Improve pelvic support during pregnancy
- Rehabilitate the pelvic floor after pregnancy and childbirth
- Improve sexual sensation and satisfaction
- Help you to feel good about yourself.
One last thing now that you know how Kegels can help you. It is not advisable to practice your Kegel exercises when walking. This can cause too much pelvic floor muscle tension where these muscles become unable to relax, contributing to pelvic pain.