Intimate Hygiene How to tighten pelvic muscles with 'kegels'

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Kegels work to tone and strengthen the pelvic floor, if you have been doing it wrong before now here's how best to do it!

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'Kegels' (or Kegel exercise )is a form of pelvic floor exercise which consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor.

Simple Kegel exercise works to tone the pelvic floor play

Simple Kegel exercise works to tone the pelvic floor

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The exercise essentially tones and strengthens the pelvic floor muscles, these muscles control your urine flow and help hold your pelvic organs in place.

Kegels are super easy and can be done anywhere without anyone even knowing. They are usually prescribed by doctors in situations where urine leaks from laughing, coughing and more, for post childbirth when the pelvic floor muscle becomes weak or stretches and it goes on.

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Kegel play

Kegels can be done in any position

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The pelvic exercise works simply to tighten and tone the pelvic floor (its also known to tone and tighten the vagina)

How to:

1. Find the muscles you use to stop urinating.

2. Squeeze these muscles for about three seconds.

3. Relax for a few seconds (Your stomach and thigh muscles should not tighten when you do this).

4. Try this often until you are able to squeeze for ten seconds each time.

5. Repeat this exercise ten to fifteen times per session. Do this at least three times everyday day.

6. Don't do Kegels while you urinate as doing them during urination can hurt your bladder.

Perform kegels as often as possible. If you don't notice any improvement consult a doctor.

Kegels Steps Source: WebMD

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