The Importance Of Pelvic Floor Muscles

Posted on: 25 November 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Kari Bo of Oslo University explains why they are “the most important muscles for women’s health” and the best exercise techniques for these muscles.

Bladder weakness is one of the most common consequences of weak pelvic floor muscles and a staggering 1 in 4 women will experience it at some point in their lives.

Weak pelvic floor muscles can be due to lack of exercise. Like any other muscles in the body, if the pelvic floor muscles are not exercised they can become weakened.

Recent research revealed that 64% of women exercise once a week or less and only 5% of women exercise more than 3 times a week.

Watch the video below to learn about the importance of pelvic floor muscles and useful exercises to strengthen them. 

Do you have problems with your pelvic floor muscles? Do you know of any exercises that may help to strengthen them?

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