I first learned about kegels in middle school health class, when any talk about vaginas caused both intrigue and giggles. My girlfriends and I thought it was hilarious to look at one another and say, "I'm doing one right now," then burst into laughter. But no information from middle school can run it's course without being involved in a few rumors, and kegels are no different. Even as an adult, you may believe some myths about kegels that you never realized had no substance to back them up. It's time to set the record straight and understand just how powerful doing kegels can be.
Simply put, kegel exercise strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which has more benefits than you may realize, according to Mayo Clinic Additionally, there are many factors can weaken your pelvic floor muscles, including pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, aging, excessive straining from constipation or chronic coughing, and being overweight," so keeping those muscles strong will help you avoid unwanted symptoms such as incontinence. This valuable set of muscles is one you want to keep toned up and understand in whole.
To understand why it's so important to give your pelvic floor a workout, check out these seven myths about kegels that you don't need to believe anymore.