Thursday, February 5, 2009

kegels for men

I was recently asked by a male client if men should do kegels too.  Women are advised to do them, especially when they are pregnant, as they are helpful for protecting against urinary incontinence and uterine prolapse.  Research reveals that yes it is helpful for men to do kegels as well.  It helps them to avoid urinary problems and is reported to help with prostatitis.  

Kegels are an exercise designed to strengthen the pubococcygeus muscle which stretches from the pubic bone to the tail bone. The easiest way to learn how to exercise it is to stop urinating in the middle of flow. As you learn how those muscles work you can then practice your kegels any time.

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