Did you know that it is possible for us to give our vagina a workout? This is done via a specific targeted exercise to enhance the pelvic muscles – known as Kegel exercises. You do not need to go to the gym or set up a specific spot to perform this exercise, it can be done discreetly from anywhere at any time, even from the comforts of your office chair during work hours.
As we’re now more stagnant than ever given the circumstances of the global pandemic, it is extremely important for us to practice doing Kegels. Being seated for long hours places a lot of pressure on the pelvic floor. The muscles in the area that usually contract and tighten naturally are required to work harder to maintain their usual rhythm, leading to exhaustion as the muscles begin to suffer from a lack of oxygen and nutrients. In this situation, the muscle cells can no longer regenerate and will start to decay, causing gathering of fat in the area. One of the more serious consequences of a weak pelvic floor is urinary incontinence, which occurs regardless of gender.
Also known as pelvic floor muscle training, Kegel exercises can be done using the following steps:
- Make sure your bladder is empty, then sit or lie down.
- Tighten your pelvic floor muscles. Hold tight and count 3 to 5 seconds.
- Relax the muscles and count 3 to 5 seconds.
- Repeat 10 times, 3 times a day (morning, afternoon, and night)
Four simple steps for a better pelvic floor, it is that simple!
One of the most widely known benefits of Kegel exercises is improved sexual pleasure. Most tend to shy away from the topic, but more and more people have begun to be more accepting of it with the realisation that the wellness of our sexual health is just as essential as our physical and mental health. For women, Kegel exercises will help to relax our vaginal muscles which helps in getting rid of possible pain felt during sexual intercourse. Blood circulation to the vagina and pelvic floor is also improved, hence increasing sexual arousal which makes it easier to achieve an orgasm.
Kegel exercises can also help manage or prevent incontinence which is the uncontrollable leakage of urine or stool when sneezing, laughing or coughing. By performing these exercises, the muscles are trained to be stronger to treat the leaks, pelvic organ prolapse as well as lower back and hip pain.
While people naturally pay a lot of attention to their vital organs such as the heart and lungs, it is also important that we take just as much care of every other organ and body part in order to ensure and maintain the overall well-being of our health. In this case, it is more than recommended that we start incorporating Kegel exercises into our workout routine in an effort to look after targeted areas such as the pelvic and uterus. As all exercises call for effort should you, however, require external assistance, Beauty & Co’s Emsella chair is here to help you perform 12,000 Kegels in just 30 minutes. The Emsella is non-invasive, non-surgical and has zero downtime, making it the perfect Kegal buddy.
Once the insides of our body are well taken care of, it will subsequently be reflected in our outer, physical appearance. With a well-functioning body overall, only then are we able to feel good from the inside out.
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