Men and especially women who have recently given birth are often advised to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles by performing kegel exercises. However, not everyone realizes just why this is so important.
Strengthening these muscles can have many benefits not only on your overall health but in your relationship too.
Strong pelvic muscles equal improved bowel and bladder control, diminishing the risk of accidental leakage or prolapse, this may not be a problem for you at the moment but could be later in life.
Another benefit that is not as often mentioned is the effect that strong pelvic area can have on your sex life, better muscle tone in this area can improve intercourse and in turn, help keep your relationship fit and healthy too.
A strong floor can also help to alleviate pain in the lower back and can be of benefit during pregnancy, labor, and birth.
As you can see there are many great reasons to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, like any muscles in the body, they need to be worked on regularly to remain strong and supple.