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The Importance of Exercising the Pelvic Floor Muscles

Many women will be focusing on the weight goals, getting a flat tummy and toning the gluteus in their fitness journey. A good number of women do not even have pelvic floor muscles on their radar when they are charting their fitness goals. After the childbearing years are over, there is a noticeable weakening of these muscles especially if you did not exercise them enoug. Thus, you should not neglect your pelvic floor muscles when you are coming up with your workout strategy. This group of muscles forms the support network of your internal organs. With the support they offer, the organs that are supposed to stay separate do just that and this means they will continue coordinating in order to do a perfect job at keeping the body functional. The organs which need the support of the pelvic floor muscles the most are the vagina, the uterus, and the bladder. Instead of waiting until the worst has happened, you should take action as far as preventive care is concerned. Tinkling is a serious issue for people who have weak pelvic floor muscles. Some people even suffer from incontinence when the pelvic floor muscles are weak. You are likely to experience this when you cough, sneeze or exercise. There are many women who have ended up in nursing homes due to this problem. The sooner you get started on pelvic floor muscles care, the better things will turn out.

When the fertility window has passed, the sex hormones will also start to go down. This happens long before you hit menopause. The sex hormones are progesterone, estrogen, DHEA and testosterone. They are responsible for maintaining the integrity and health of the vaginal lining. People experience thinning of the birth canal when the sex hormones are not enough, vaginal dryness, discharge, discomfort and also irritations. Pain during intercourse is also common. All this can be prevented through pelvic floor muscle exercises. Additionally, you will avert the disaster of prolapsed reproductive organs when you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscle exercises are not just for women with advanced age. The pelvic floor muscles are also weakened by pregnancies which is why you should not get comfortable about giving birth. If you are doing Pilates or Squats the wrong way, you will not only fail to see any results but you will also be hurting your pelvic floor muscles in the process. Just take your time and learn what to do instead of causing harm to your body. When you are sexually active and exercising your pelvic floor muscles, the orgasms will be mind blowing which keeps you happy and excited about sexual intercourse.

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