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pelvic floor lift


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An exercise, specifically designed for women, to develop the muscles in the perineum or pelvic floor. These muscles are responsible for holding the lower part of the abdominal contents in the pelvic girdle. The perineum weakens after childbirth or through lack of exercise. This weakening is often associated with stress incontinence induced by coughing, jogging, jumping, or similar activities. Pelvic floor lifts reduce the risk of incontinence. The exercise can be done standing, sitting, or lying, but is easiest in a lying position.

▪ Lie on your back with knees bent and feet approximately hip distance apart and flat on the floor. Tilt the pelvic floor (hips) upwards while tightening the muscles of the anus, vagina, and urethra, and clenching the buttocks together. Hold the position for 2–3 seconds then relax. Repeat.

▪ Lie on your back with knees bent and feet approximately hip distance apart and flat on the floor. Tilt the pelvic floor (hips) upwards while tightening the muscles of the anus, vagina, and urethra, and clenching the buttocks together. Hold the position for 2–3 seconds then relax. Repeat.

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