Kegel 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".
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