Maintain a Regular Kegel Exercise Routine
Many women tend to have reasons and excuses not to maintain a regular kegel exercise routine, even though they know that strong pelvic floor muscles are essential for their long term health and well being. The earlier women start and the more committed they are to maintaining an effective exercise program, the more likely they are to avoid the physical and emotional problems associated with incontinence in later life.
Let’s have a look at the most common excuses for why women don’t do kegel exercises:
“Don’t know how”
There are many cases where women simply don’t know how to perform the kegel exercises correctly, but nowadays this in certainly not a valid excuse to avoid the exercise as the information and instructions are widely available. There are plenty of books and pamphlets available from your local medical centers that explain the process. Kegel exercises are often described in medical help programs on the TV and radio. Talking to friends and colleagues who know how to do them can get you started, and obviously there are plenty of resources online to explain how to do kegel exercises correctly.
“Can’t do them properly”
The repetitive squeeze-lift-hold exercise, although it seems simple, can sometimes be difficult for some women to get to grips with, especially if starting to do the exercises for the first time. In these cases, it may be worth getting some one to one advice from a medical professional. Check out the literature and online resources. There are a number of well designed kegel exerciser products available that you can use at home to improve the efficiency of the kegel exercises. It has been demonstrated that using a kegel exerciser when doing kegel exercises achieves better overall results in improving pelvic floor muscle tone, primarily because the contraction exercises themselves are more effective when there is something to squeeze against in the vagina, but also because they provide positive feedback that the exercises are being done correctly.
“Don’t see any improvement”
Building up the strength in the pelvic floor muscle, like any other muscles in the body, takes time and effort. Just as it takes weeks and months of regular exercise to tone the muscles to get a flat tummy or six-pack abs, rebuilding the strength in the pelvic floor muscles will require at least six to twelve weeks before there are noticeable improvements in obvious symptoms. The kegel exercises are not just to improve a condition, but also to prevent it, protecting women from the problems of incontinence as they get older.
” I Forget”
Some of the most common excuses for not following a regular exercise is forgetting all about it, becoming distracted and not completing the required numbers of squeeze-lift-hold exercises. Committing to a regular pelvic floor exercise regime is a lifestyle choice for women who want to be in control of their bodies, and there are plenty of ways to remind themselves to exercise. Doing the exercises as part of their daily routine, like washing teeth or removing makeup. Setting alarms, using timers, having physical reminders. A kegel exerciser not only helps to make the exercises more effective, but also reminds women to exercise often enough and for long enough.
In previous generation, information regarding womens health was not as readily available as it is today. There are many places to seek information, qualified medical personel to assess and assist, and kegel exerciser devices to improve results. Women have an duty to themselves to follow a regular kegel exercise routine, and avoid the trauma associated with urinary incontinence in later life.