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What are the benefits of Kegel exercises?

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Kegel exercises, also called pelvic floor exercises, strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. These muscles support your uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. Kegels keep the muscles fit and help keep you from accidentally leaking pee or pool or farting. They can even improve your orgasms.

SOURCES:

Urology Care Foundation: “What are Pelvic Floor Muscle (Kegel) Exercises?”

Mayo Clinic: “Kegel Exercises: A How-to Guide for Women.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Kegel Exercises.”

National Association for Continence: “Kegel Exercises.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 19, 2017

SOURCES:

Urology Care Foundation: “What are Pelvic Floor Muscle (Kegel) Exercises?”

Mayo Clinic: “Kegel Exercises: A How-to Guide for Women.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Kegel Exercises.”

National Association for Continence: “Kegel Exercises.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 19, 2017

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