Not many of us actually know what is Kegel or even practice Kegel. I came across Kegel when I was a teenager and have been practicing it since then. However, was I doing it right? Last Thursday, I gathered with a whole bunch of awesome girls to learn more about Kegel, pelvic muscle exercise and a very interesting Vibrance Kegel Device.
Done with registration, coffee and breakfast, we're ushered into the room. All girls and we later knew why...
We were all given goodie bag each. Inside was this box. Looks normal.
Opened it up and hmmmm looks still normal though I reckon if the boys are in the room
they will probably be going "huh?".
Say hello to the Vibrance Kegel Device
This Vibrance Kegel Device looks interesting and has a vibration pulse. No! It is not a vibrator! Gosh...what were you thinking?
If you're a female or a caring male who loves his mum, wife, sister, aunty, girlfriend(s), then you need to read on. Women over time because of age, obesity or even weight gain, could end up with incontinence.
And this can generally be prevented. Of course, losing weight helps but after childbirth or with age, our pelvic muscles will become weak and result in incontinence in certain cases of weak pelvic muscles.
Picture taken from http://women.webmd.com/pelvic-floor-muscles
During pregnancy and delivery, the pelvic floor can become stretched and weakened, commonly causing urine control problems for months to years after childbirth. A weakened pelvic floor can also allow one or more pelvic organs to sag (uterine prolapse).
So what can we do to prevent? Kegel exercises! How does one do Kegels? How often do we do it?
These are some of the commonly asked questions and we had Puan Suhaila Shohaimi, a practising physiotherapist from UKMMC to address our queries and run us through our Kegel exercises.
Puan Suhaila Shohaimi running us through steps to find and feel our pelvic muscles.
Kegel exercises strengthen some of the muscles that control the flow of urine. Doctors often prescribe Kegel exercises for people who have bladder control problems or incontinence. This is a simple exercise that you can do anywhere and anytime without anyone knowing. You can do it while sitting, standing, in a meeting or while waiting for the elevator. Its literally an exercise you can do anywhere and everywhere. The steps:
• Try to contract the muscles you would use to stop urinating. You should feel your pelvic muscles squeezing your urethra and anus. If your stomach or buttocks muscles tighten, you are not exercising the right muscles.
• When you've found the right way to contract the pelvic muscles, squeeze for 3 seconds and then relax for 3 seconds.
• Repeat this exercise 10 to 15 times per session. Try to do this at least 3 times a day. Kegel exercises are only effective when done regularly. The more you exercise, the more likely it is that the exercises will help.
Simple right? But people still get it wrong.
Here we have now the Vibrance Kegel Device to help us do it right. This device helps us to train our pelvic muscles accurately. For many ladies, locating the pelvic floor muscles can be challenging and the active biofeedback helps ensure accuracy of the kegel exercise. The Vibrance Kegel Device gives out a mild vibration pulse when the correct muscles contract during our kegel exercise.
I have started using the Vibrance Kegel Device in my kegel exercise and will share more in the next couple of weeks on the exercise and this device.
Meanwhile, you can read on more about the Vibrance Kegel Device;
• www.mybioinfinity.com (International sales)
• SHINS outlets
• Biomed Diagnostics (Singapore)
• Biowell Marketing
• Vibrantlfe Marketing (Penang and Johor)
• Major hospitals