People may think that Kegels are exclusively for female bodies... but male bodies have all of the pelvic muscles needed to perform them as well. And they should! Practicing Kegels on a daily basis has been proven to help some individuals reduce and sometimes even reverse some of their incontinence symptoms. They are also very simple to perform and require no equipment.
Kegels strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. In the female body, they support the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. In the male body, they support the bladder, small intestine, rectum, and many sexual functions.
It is important to note that Kegels are not recommended for those who have an overly tightened pelvic floor. It is always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting a new pelvic floor routine.
The National Association For Continence has a step-by-step guide to how to perform Kegels, as well as a printable tracking schedule.
These exercises tend to take around 3 minutes, and it is recommended that they be done 2-3 times daily to maintain pelvic tone. For around 10 minutes a day, at no-cost, it may be worth giving Kegels a try to see if they work for you!