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Kegel Exercises for women

When it comes to health, there are many crucial health differences between men and women. Yet many women do not know that they react differently to some medications, are more vulnerable to some diseases, and may have different symptoms. The Society for Women’s Health Research brought attention to sex differences in initiating the groundbreaking 2001 Institute of Medicine report, Exploring the Biological Contribution to Human Health:
Does Sex Matter? The report underscored the need to better understand the importance of sex differences and translate that knowledge into improved medical practice and therapies.

Following are some quick but vital facts about sex differences in health care that you probably did not know.

Heart Disease – Heart disease kills 500,000 American women each year – over 50,000 more women than men – and strikes women, on average, 10 years later than men. Women are more likely than men to have a second heart attack within a year of the first one. more

womenKegel is a popular prescribed exercise for pregnant women to prepare the pelvic floor for physiological stresses of the later stages of pregnancy and vaginal childbirth. Kegels exercises are said to be good for treating vaginal pro lapse and preventing uterine pro lapse in women.

The exercises are also often used to help prevent pro lapse of pelvic organs. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by the Cochran Collaboration concluded that "there is some encouragement from a feasibility study that pelvic floor muscle training, delivered by a physiotherapist to symptomatic women in an outpatient setting, may reduce severity of pro lapse".

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Approximately 61 percent of the United States population is overweight or obese, with women having higher rates of obesity than men.

For adults, a body mass index of 25 or more is considered "overweight" and a BMI of 30 or more is considered "obese".
Women’s Risk for Obesity

Pregnancy and menopause are significant factors in the development of obesity in women, suggesting that fluctuations in reproductive hormone concentrations uniquely predispose women to excess weight gain. more

pregnant women

Factors such as pregnancy, childbirth, aging and being overweight, and abdominal surgery such as cesarean section, often result in the weakening of the pelvic muscles. Kegel exercises are useful in regaining pelvic floor muscle strength in such cases. more

couple

Controlling ejaculation is a huge issue for many men, one that they are often too embarrassed to bring up. How do I control myself? How can I last longer, be firmer and do better? The answer is working out your pubococcygeus muscles (PC) muscles, by doing Kegel exercises. more

Hormonal Balance

Diet and exercise go
hand and hand. In order to truly transform your body,
you must commit to setting
up a personalized fitness routine and sticking to it. Making exercise a daily part of your routine will transform your
physical and emotional body. more
Smoking on (Very Slow) Decline


In conjunction with the upcoming 2008 Smoke out (November 20), the US Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a status report of the national effort to reduce smoking to no more than 12% of the population by 2010. more
Lower PSA Level In Men


The use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is significantly associated with lower PSA levels, especially among men with prostate cancer, say researchers at Vanderbilt University. more

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