Once you know the importance of exercising your pelvic floor muscles, you’ll see how easy it is to implement this simple activity into your lifestyle.
Here is a checklist of what to consider before you start!
Overly Tight Pelvic Floor
Make sure you don’t have an overly tight pelvic floor. If your pelvic floor is too tight, you may suffer from leakage, so don’t confuse an overly tight pelvic floor with a weak one. Double-check with a professional if you are in doubt.
Consider Seeing A Physiotherapist
Consider seeing a physiotherapist if you’re not sure if you are performing your kegels correctly. A quick visit to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist is always a great idea. They can guide you and get you on the right track to being leak-free again.
Breathing Correctly While Kegeling
Make sure you are breathing correctly while kegeling. Your breathing is essential to exercising your pelvic floor correctly. The same way you breathe while lifting weights goes for contracting your pelvic floor muscles. Breathing is key!
Make Sure You Are Choosing Something Gentle
If using a device while performing your kegel exercises, make sure you are choosing something gentle, lightweight and made with non-porous material. Silicone products are superior to yoni eggs, which can hold on to bacteria.
Don’t over-exercise your pelvic floor. Performing your kegels three times per week for 5 minute is effective.
Consult A Medical Professional
If you experience any vaginal or rectal pain or discomfort, consult a medical professional.