The good news? There are other exercises that can help tighten your pelvic floor muscles. “Pilates and other core exercises do help the pelvic floor,” notes Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., author of “The Yale Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health: From Menarche to Menopause.“ “I still encourage Kegels, too, but these other exercises are excellent and helpful.”
Want to head off those embarrassing accidents? Try these exercises recommended and performed by Pilates and fitness instructor Cassey Ho.