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Basic Pelvic Floor Exercises

Learn where your pelvic floor is located and how to correctly and discreetly exercise it when sitting or standing.
Published by Suz Disher
Basic Pelvic Floor Exercises

Stress and urge incontinence can be improved with pelvic floor exercises. The pelvic floor is a sling of muscles that runs from your pubic bone to your tailbone and supports your bladder and urethra – as well as your rectum and vagina. Tightening the muscles holds back urine, wind and faeces. You should be able to feel them clench when you ‘hold on’.

It makes sense then, that a stronger pelvic floor increases the ability to hold urine back when you laugh, sneeze or cough or if you have a sudden and urgent need to go to the toilet.

Watch this short video on how to effectively do pelvic floor muscle exercises when standing or sitting, and how to easily and discreetly incorporate them into your day.