Five Surprising Benefits of Strong Pelvic Floor Muscles

Jan 5, 2023Children, Chiropractic Care, Fitness, Nutrition, Posture

What are pelvic floor muscles and why are they important?

Pelvic floor muscles are essential to a woman’s overall health and well-being. These muscles support the pelvic organs (such as the bladder, uterus, and rectum) and play a crucial role in sexual function and childbirth.

Unfortunately, many women neglect to prioritize the health of their pelvic floor muscles, leading to various problems such as incontinence, prolapse, and sexual dysfunction. However, strengthening these muscles has numerous benefits, including improved bladder control, enhanced sexual pleasure, and reduced risk of injury during childbirth.

Here are some key benefits of strengthening your pelvic floor muscles:

  • Improved bladder control: One of the main functions of the pelvic floor muscles is to control urine flow. Weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to incontinence or the inability to hold in urine. Strengthening these muscles can help to improve bladder control and reduce the risk of accidental urine leakage.
  • Enhanced sexual pleasure: The pelvic floor muscles play a vital role in sexual function, including orgasm. Strong pelvic floor muscles can lead to increased sensitivity and pleasure during sex.
  • Reduced risk of injury during childbirth: During childbirth, the pelvic floor muscles are put under great strain. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help to reduce the risk of injury and promote quicker recovery after delivery.
  • Increased core stability: The pelvic floor muscles are part of the core muscles responsible for providing stability and support to the spine. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help to improve overall core stability, leading to better balance and posture.
  • Relief from chronic pain: Weak pelvic floor muscles can contribute to chronic pain conditions such as lower back pain and hip pain. Strengthening these muscles can help to alleviate pain and improve overall physical function.

So, how can you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles?

  • Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises are the most well-known and effective way to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. To do a Kegel exercise, contract and release the muscles you would use to stop the urine flow. Start by doing three sets of 10 repetitions per day, gradually increasing the number of repetitions as the muscles become stronger.
  • Use a pelvic floor muscle trainer: Various devices on the market are designed to help women strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. These devices can be inserted into the vagina and used to provide resistance for the muscles to work against.
  • Incorporate pelvic floor muscle exercises into your daily routine: You can do simple exercises throughout the day to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. For example, try contracting and releasing the muscles while sitting at your desk or driving in your car.
  • Practice good posture: Good posture helps to properly align the pelvis, which can help support the pelvic floor muscles. Pay attention to your posture throughout the day, and keep your core muscles engaged in helping support your pelvis.

In conclusion, strengthening your pelvic floor muscles is an essential aspect of overall health and well-being for women. From improved bladder control and enhanced sexual pleasure to reduced risk of injury during childbirth and relief from chronic pain, the benefits of strong pelvic floor muscles are numerous. By incorporating Kegel exercises, pelvic floor muscle trainers, and daily exercises into your routine, you can take control of your pelvic health and improve your quality of life. Take control today and ask about our pelvic floor rehab program. 


*The information provided here is only for educational and informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. You should always consult with your doctor before beginning any nutrition or workout program.

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