Regular, daily exercising of pelvic muscles can improve, and even prevent urinary incontinence. Kegel exercise is a simple, effective exercise to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercises will benefit patients with stress or urge incontinence and are very worthwhile treatments as they have virtually no side effects and a relatively high degree of success.
Studies show anywhere from 30% to 70% of women who practice Kegels had been doing it wrongly.
However – the key to getting the results is to do Kegel exercise correctly. As the correct Kegel contraction is very subtle and often hard to detect. The muscles are inside of our body which makes visual correction impossible to do. What most people consider a good squeeze is often the result of activating the wrong muscles. Common mistakes include activating the wrong muscles such as the buttocks, thigh, and abdominal muscles, holding in breath, arching the back etc.