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How can you do kegel exercises?

How can you do kegel exercises?

The Proper way: Would require being in the office where the doc or physical therapist could touch your abdomen (to make sure these muscles were not being tightened) and your perineal area. You can try squeezing your pelvic floor muscles in repetition several times a day -there are several regimens. I have patients do 3dets of 10 holding each squeeze upto 10seconds. ...Read more

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Kegel Exercises (Definition)

Kegel exercises can help make the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine) stronger. They can help both men and women who have problems with urine ...Read more


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How to perform kegel exercises and how does kegel exercise works?

How to perform kegel exercises and how does kegel exercise works?

Kegel exercises: Kiegel exercise strengthen the pelvic floor. The best way to learn to do this exercise is to to try to stop urine flow midstream. Once you feel the contraction required to stop urine midstream , you can contract the same muscles anytime, while not urinating. ...Read more

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How can I start doing kegel exercises?

Right now: Learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating, then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily. Don't routinely stop your urine flow though, seeing a gyn or bioefeedback therapy can be helpful in isolating the muscles if u are having difficutly. ...Read more

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How do I do kegal exercises?

How do I do kegal exercises?

Flex and relax : To get the feeling for these exercises, try stopping and starting the flow of urine while voiding and try to tighten your bottom as if you’re trying to hold back gas. Start by contracting the muscles surrounding the vagina with a “pulling up” feeling, then release the muscles and notice the relaxation. Repeat the exercise, contracting tightly, holding, and then releasing. More here: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/node/74. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises will help me increase muscles strength?

How to know what exercises will help me increase muscles strength?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why do kegel exercises help to get pregnant?

Why do kegel exercises help to get pregnant?

Not related: Kegel exercises after semen has entered vagina could possibly give sperm more time to enter & pass through cervix & increase chances of fertilization. However a pillow under the hips is probably just as good. However every little thing may help conception after age-40-years. Good Luck ...Read more

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How do isometric exercises work?

How do isometric exercises work?

Muscle length static: Isometric exercises by definition work the contracting muscle with resistance while the muscle maintains a static length. A plank is a great example, whereby you hold a fixed body position by contracting a host of core muscles. Strength and endurance increase measurably with repeated isometric exercises over time. (abdominal core muscles being worked isometric ally to point of fatigue in picture). ...Read more

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How do you perform kegel exercises the right way?

How do you perform kegel exercises the right way?

Many routines: The muscle is the muscle you use if you were to stop your urine midstream. Don't do the exercises though while you're voiding. It's not your stomach and it's not your bottom. It's the muscle you'd use if you had diarrhea and were running for the toilet:) i tell my patients to contract for 5 seconds, relax for 10 seconds and then do this 20 contractions, 3 times a for more see http://peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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Please instruct on proper way to do kegel exercises?

Please instruct on proper way to do kegel exercises?

Squeeze Daily: The term kegel refers to pelvic muscles that tighten the pelvic floor. They close the 3 openings: urethra, vagina, and anus. It's good to practice daily both quick squeeze & relax, as well as squeeze & hold (10 seconds) to optimize all functions of these muscles. Feel it just inside vaginal opening. Like any muscle regular exercise is necessary, otherwise "you'll lose it if you don't use it.". ...Read more

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What do kegal exercises do for men?

What do kegal exercises do for men?

Help back pain: Kegal exercises (learning to contract the pelvic floor muscles) can be helpful for men who have back pain (just about everyone). Pelvic floor contraction facilitates contraction of the deeper spine stabilizing muscles which is key to limiting pain from degenerative spine conditions. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to help pectus excavatum?

What exercises can I do to help pectus excavatum?

None.: Pectus if problem with cartilages connecting ribs to sternum. No exercise will improve pectus. ...Read more

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How do I do the kegal excersises properly?

How do I do the kegal excersises properly?

See link: Here is a link to the Mayo Clinic description of Kegel's: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-20045283 ...Read more

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I can't understand how to do kegel exersize?

I can't understand how to do kegel exersize?

Try this: Picture inserting a straw into the vagina. Imagine using the muscles around the straw to draw some fluid from a glass into the straw. ...Read more

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What low-impact exercises can I do to help me lose weight?

What low-impact exercises can I do to help me lose weight?

4 types: 1.Zumba - a fusion of latin moves and music in an hour-long class, 2. Swimming or water aerobics, 3. Walking, 4. Interval class - you’ll combine strength training and cardiovascular activity, which will help you get in shape faster.Low impact fitness doesn’t mean low results. Try some of these exercises to accelerate your weight loss. ...Read more

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Help please! what easy exercises can you do everyday to help you lose weight?

Help please! what easy exercises can you do everyday to help you lose weight?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Can men do "kegel" exercises to help them better at sex?

Can men do "kegel" exercises to help them better at sex?

No not really: "kegel" exercises may be of some help for urinary continence in a man, although I am not aware of studies on this , but kegel would not help the sexual function of a man. ...Read more

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What are kegel exercises? How do we do it?

KEGEL: They are flexing and relaxing exercises for the pelvic floor muscles. The ones that when contracted stop the urination or finish a stool. They are mostly used to rehabilitate the pelvic floor of women for urinary incontinence and frequency. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to gain more core strength?

What exercises can I do to gain more core strength?

Try planks: Planks are an exercise move that can strengthen the core while maintaining a neutral spine. You can perform this by getting into a push up position and holding this position or get on your elbows while keeping your belly off of the floor. Try this before you workout and you will notice that you activate your core more during the workout. For a comprehensive workout check out www.TheRehabZone.com ...Read more

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Do doctors recommend kegel exercises?

Do doctors recommend kegel exercises?

For incontinence: Kegel exercises target the pelvic floor muscles and can be helpful in cases of stress urinary incontinence, where coughing, sneezing, laughing, bending over, or lifting/straining can cause leakage. If the amount of urinary leakage is bothersome, it is important to see a urologist to define the causes of leakage and review treatment options. ...Read more