It supports your bladder, bowel and uterus (womb).
It gives you control over when you empty your bladder and your bowels.
It allows for optimal sexual functioning by keeping your vaginal and rectal muscles toned.
It stabilizes your hip, pelvis and lower back joints.
It acts like a "sump pump" helping blood flow from your top to your bottom half.
To exercise your pelvic floor, you must first learn how to contract them. The pelvic floor muscles can be easily found by pretending to stop the flow of urine. The muscles used to do this are your pelvic floor muscles. Contract them as long and as hard as you can, rest for 4 seconds, and then repeat the contraction up to a maximum of 10 times. This should be performed six times a day.