Today's top tip comes from health writer Heather at Kegel8.
Having worked at Kegel8 for a year, Heather is used to the kinds of questions that our Kegel8 ladies ask, and the kinds of downfalls that stop them from Kegel exercising and prevent them from getting the best results. Want to know a top piece of advice for getting the best from your Kegel exercise?
Top Tip for Your Pelvic Floor from health writer Heather at Kegel8
"Working at Kegel8, I get to speak to lots of men and women looking for help with their pelvic floor, whether they suffer from leaks, prolapse or just generally want to get stronger. One comment that I hear very often is 'Kegel exercise hasn't worked for me', but when I ask more about what Kegel exercise people have done, the main reason why it hasn't worked is because people have given up too quickly.
What I tell people very often is that the pelvic floor is just like any other muscle in the body, and it takes time to get stronger and healthier. If you went to the gym and worked on your arms, you wouldn't expect to exercise for a week and have arms like Mr Universe! Your pelvic floor is just the same - it takes time and perseverance to get the best from your pelvic floor but the results are definitely worth it.
That's why I think that the Kegel8 Ultra 20 is so good - unlike manual pelvic floor exercises where it's difficult to tell whether you are exercising the right muscles, the Kegel8 Ultra 20 targets the right muscles and exercises them in the right way, every time. And because it works so quickly in just minutes a day, it's much easier to stick to. With our busy lifestyles, it's really difficult to remember to do our pelvic floor exercises, but a Kegel8 electronic pelvic toner takes the guesswork away.
So, my top tip would be: don't give up.
Try exercising every day for twelve weeks - that way your muscles have time to recover and get stronger, helping you manage a prolapse, stop those embarrassing leaks and generally get stronger and healthier from the inside out."