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How to exercise your Pelvic Floor

Your pelvic floor muscles run from your pubic bone (central bone at the front) through to your tailbone (base of your spine). The shape of them can be likened to a hammock or a sling and helps keep your organs in place e.g. bladder and bowel. They also help to control urination and defecation. Hence if your pelvic floor is weak you may experience stress incontinence - leaking small amounts of urine when you cough, sneeze and or laugh. This is common after childbirth.
Exercises you can do to help strengthen your pelvic floor include 'Kegels' which is a lift and squeeze action but also exercises such as squats and lunges also help to exercise your pelvic floor.
The muscles in your buttocks, inner and outer thighs and deep abdominal muscles are all connected so work your 'Core' and you will work your pelvic floor too.
If you are concerned about your pelvic floor health it is best to speak to your GP.
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