Kegel exercises are a good way to strengthen the pelvic muscles, they help you improve and prevent the symptoms of urinary incontinence, bladder control, organ prolapse and infrequent orgasms. Aside from improving the pelvic floor, it also helps improve your health.
Like many popular exercises Kegel exercise also has myths surrounding it. Below are the top 5 myths that surround it.
Top Five Myths about Kegel Exercises
1. Kegel Exercises Do Not Help In Stress Urinary Incontinence
This is not true as already mentioned in the first part of this article; Kegel exercises prevent urinary incontinence. However, most women believe that contracting and relaxing pelvic floor muscles does not help strengthen the muscles or relieve the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. Pelvic exercises are one of the best preventive methods when it comes to stress urinary incontinence – an annoying condition where you accidentally leak urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise.
Even at the event wherein you suffer from severe stress incontinence, you can benefit from pelvic exercises and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. When your muscles become strong, you can prevent accidental leakage of urine and enjoy your life.
2. You Can Stop Kegel Exercises Once Your Muscles Get Strong
This myth would do more harm than good. Perhaps I could explain it in this situation. You do a vigorous aerobic workout at your gym so that you would get into shape and you are successful. What is next? You need to continue the routine so that you could maintain your body weight and fitness. Actually, you treat your aerobic workout as any other task you do every day.
Brushing your teeth, eating healthy and exercising are a part of your regular activity and so Kegel exercises should be treated the same. It is important to keep performing the pelvic exercises even after the symptoms of pelvic floor go away. This will assure that they won’t come back.