Exercising the Pelvic Floor, why bother?

Exercising the Pelvic Floor, why bother?

What would you thing if I told you that a large percentage of women suffer at a specific time of their lives from some kind of urinary incontinence when they jump, cough or sneeze? Would you be interested in more information? Or, would you thing that this is a normal situation you would face at a specific time of your life?

The pelvic floor is important because of the organs located within the confines of the pelvis. In women this recurrence includes the bladder, uterus, intestine, urethra, vagina and rectum. In men this includes the bladder, intestine, penis and rectum. The pelvic floor supports these organs as well as the body weight. Good strengthening is important for the integrity and good function of all the aforementioned organs.

A big part of the yoga exercise program and the pilates method activate the muscles of the pelvic floor. Nevertheless, following you will find a simple exercise that you can do at home, in the office or wherever you feel comfortable to!

  • Imagine that you hold your pee
  • Pull muscles up and inside
  • Hold your position for 5 seconds.
  • Next return to initial position and relax.
  • Repeat as many times as you can until you feel your muscles getting tired.
  • Breath normally during exercise.

Keep working out for 6 weeks at least to 3 months.

P.S. In some situations exercising your pelvic floor does not help. If your problems insist call your gynaecologist for advice.

Alexandra Rossopoulou