PART 2
One may think that if one practices regularly the jogging or any other sport, your body is strong and consequently the pelvic floor muscles are strengthened. This is not necessarily so, because the exercises are especially designed for these muscles.

A marathon runner may have well-developed muscles of the legs, but a not so developed torso. In the same way, you can do fitness or any other sport, but these exercises will not have the same effect on the pelvic floor as the Kegel exercises.

A recent study indicates that 48% of a group of women subject to tests regularly have small discharges of urine while laughing, coughing, or sneezing.

The urinary incontinence is generally associated to weak pelvic muscles. The muscles are weakened because they are not used and solicited anymore.

Regardless of how active your lifestyle might be, these muscles are not used enough.

Training your muscles before the appearance of any weakness or even before pregnancy can bring about many benefits. Many women who want to practice their muscles have troubles in locating them.

Consequently, if you decide to postpone and wait to begin this practice until a problem appears, when it actually does, you will have to deal with a double challenge.

Learning and practicing before time means that you will be able to use the pelvic muscles all your life, creating an acceptable level of force in them and reducing the possibility of problems in the future. Not to mention a much more intense sexual life.

LOSING THE MUSCULAR CONTROL

The urinary incontinence is the involuntary leak of urine when contracting the abdominal muscles.

The discovery of a gynecologist according to which the Asian women have this symptom in fewer cases than the western women is not at all surprising, considering what we mentioned so far.

The studies have indicated that in the west up to half of the young women have had this unpleasant experience at least once in their life, and other 16% have this symptom daily.

It can happen while you laugh, cough, sneeze, lift something heavy, or even during an intense exercise, such as running or aerobics.

For some women, the incontinence can lead to certain discharges during lovemaking, or even to the total loss of sensations.

If the muscles are not strengthened, the discharges will continue, and even increase, because the unused muscles will become weakened more and more.

There were cases of such women who tried to fix this problem surgically and failed, but they succeeded with the Kegel exercises.

You can even insert small weights in the vagina, which will add supplementary work to the muscles. Often the lack of sensations and control on the muscles will make the practice even more difficult.

The physical stimulation with the weights helps the women to focus on the contracted muscles which will increase the effectiveness of the practice.

In the following articles we will present you the methods to work the pelvic muscles, but until then read the articles A game with eggs and Do you want to be a special woman ? Train your vagina muscles!