The Miracle Muscles
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is made up of layers of muscle and tissues that support your bladder, uterus and bowel. Simply put: it prevents you from peeing when you laugh really hard or passing gas when you’re on a date (I told you you don’t want to ignore these muscles.)
Where is it?
Go ahead, pretend you’re trying to stop your pee mid-flow. Feel that? It’s your pelvic floor at work. Picture it like a hammock (but a really hard working one, with a lot of important stuff to support that can’t just tip over the edge). It spans front to back (tailbone to pubic bone) and side to side (sitting bone to sitting bone). Similar to a trampoline, it stretches in response to weight, and bounces up again.
Why should I exercise it?
When you regularly exercise these miracle muscles (as we like to call them), you’ll have better sex, more control, and stronger abs and back. Awesome, right? On the flip side… if you don’t pay it proper attention, some not so awesome things can happen: incontinence, prolapse, and back pain. Eek.
Before you run directly to the gym and beg someone that looks like a personal trainer to help, rest assured it only takes daily five-minute workouts (from your sofa!) to see amazing benefits.