WHW – Kegel Your Way to Perfect Pelvic Health

May 142014
 

Women's Health WeekThe 12-18 of May is National Women’s Health Week, and Intimina is raising awareness of the benefits of pelvic health. Women are often encouraged to work out various parts of their body but rarely hear the incredible health benefits of exercising their pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic health is vital for every woman, and yet 1 in 3 women suffer from some kind of pelvic floor disorder. We are taking this week as a great opportunity to highlight the simple exercises that can really improve women’s intimate health.

 

Watch videos from our experts to find out everything you need to know about the pelvic floor muscles, and to discover the key to pelvic health – Kegel exercises.

What is the pelvic floor and what function does it play?

In this video, Dr. Debra Wickman describes the pelvic floor and explains the function of the pelvic floor muscles in supporting vital organ, maintaining the body’s sphincter control, and in maintaining healthy sexual function. She also highlights the pelvic floor muscles role in stabilizing the body’s core muscles.

How do I know if I have a weak pelvic floor?

Dr. Laurie Bailey Birkholz explains the signs that indicate that a woman has a weaker pelvic floor. She describes the simplest method for locating your pelvic floor muscles, and explains the ways in which pelvic floor weakness can be prevented, including simply by being healthy, not smoking, and, most importantly, by practicing Kegel exercises.

How do I do Kegel exercises to strengthen my pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is susceptible to weakness but it can be strengthened through Kegel exercises. Kegel exercises are the number one doctor recommended solution for pelvic floor recovery, and offer a multitude of health benefits to women of all ages. In this video, certified sexuality educator Sue W. Goldstein explains how women should do Kegel exercises.

 

We invite you to check out our beginner’s guide to Kegel exercises for further information, and to follow our Facebook page for tips, advice, and information on Kegels in honor of Women’s Health Week 2014.

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