This is quite a common opinion of pelvic floor exercises (or kegel exercises as they are also known) but the fact is if they’re not working for you, there’s a reason and Kegel8 can help.
Squeezing your buttocks: the hardest part can be identifying the correct muscles. Tense as if trying to stop passing wind and urine at the same time; don’t squeeze your buttock or abdominals.
Holding your breath: breathe as normal; you should be able to hold a conversation and do your kegels without anyone knowing… providing you can talk and count at the same time!
Lift, don't push: this is essential – imagine you are lifting your pelvic floor muscles up towards your belly button. If you push down, you could do more harm than good.
Giving up: kegels need to be a part of your daily routine; the recommendation for manual kegel exercises is 10-20 contractions, 5 times per day, every day… do you hit that target?
"If you're not exercising them (pelvic floor muscles) the problem is you could start to become incontinent and the problem could get steadily worse... The good news is that if you do exercise them regularly you can prevent it."
How do I know if I'm doing them right?
Many health professionals recommend the finger test; insert a couple of fingers into your vagina and squeeze your pelvic floor muscles as you would when exercising. You should feel a gentle squeeze on your fingers if you are contracting your muscles in the right way.
Enlist a Personal Trainer
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you hit the gym and find a training buddy for your kegels! The Kegel8 Trainer is your personal trainer in the comfort of your own home when it comes to pelvic floor exercises; the on-screen display shows you when you are squeezing the right muscles, and how effectively too! It even measures the strength of your pelvic floor muscles with its unique Squeeze Scale™ so you can measure your results!
It’s your answer to keeping motivated!
"Bought this after I saw it on This Morning with Dr Chris Steele... It is amazing that I think I have been squeezing the wrong muscles - it wasn't until the probe was in place that I realised how to use the correct muscles."
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What to do if pelvic floor exercises aren't working
If pelvic floor exercises really aren’t working for you, the likeliness is your muscles are too weak for manual kegel exercises to be effective and we recommend you go and see your GP. But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean surgery is the only answer and it certainly isn’t the easiest option…
Kegel8 electronic pelvic toners are the home-use treatment taking the UK by storm. A recent survey showed us that 64% of Kegel8 purchases were following the recommendations of GPs, Consultants or Healthcare Professionals.
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