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How can I strengthen my pelvic floor muscles?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    The Sex Rx for lax pelvic floor muscles: Strengthen your pelvic floor by contracting your Kegel muscles daily. Kegel muscles are the ones you use to stop your urine mid-stream. Don't exercise while urinating, but during any other time of the day (when you're sitting at traffic lights, on the phone, or at your desk) squeeze them and hold for a beat or do fast fluttering contractions. Shoot for 100 a day. Exercises that strengthen your transverse abdominals, the deep abdominal muscles that support your torso, will also help tighten your pelvic floor. There are even special exercise devices that resemble a vibrator and are designed to help you do Kegels correctly.
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