Tone: Maintain Pelvic Floor Muscles

Dr. Barb DePree MDby Dr. Barb DePree, M.D.

Keeping the muscles of your pelvic floor in shape—through Kegel exercises or physical therapy—does all kinds of preventive good. It keeps all of your organs in their proper places, of course, and it's required for continence. But pelvic exercise using a Kegel exercise tool also encourages circulation and can strengthen your orgasms. There are also new tools available that use electrical pulses to exercise pelvic floor muscles; these can supplement your own Kegel exercises. See how easy it is by reading the suggestions below.

Try these actions—we've started with the simplest first

Do Kegel Exercises, Perhaps with an Exercise Tool
Kegel exercise, sometimes done with vaginal weights, Kegel exercise tools, or other Kegel products, strengthens the pelvic floor muscles.

Use the Intensity Pelvic Tone Vibrator
These instructions will supplement those from InControl Medical, makers of the Intensity device.

Try Physical Therapy
At our age we may have collected injuries, surgeries, physical or psychological traumas, illnesses or diseases. If Kegel products or weights can't or won't help, a qualified physical therapist can offer a number of treatments.