Women perform Kegel exercises to help them with bladder control and these same exercises are super helpful for men who have undergone radical prostatectomy – the surgical removal of the prostate.


Image courtesy of Prostate Cancer Canada

I started doing Kegels before my surgery and I have continued to do them for the past 14 years. I’m busy – or may be just lazy – because I hate to do just one thing at a time.

I do sets of Kegels when I’m driving and every morning when I get up. The first thing I do when I rise is have a glass of water. Then I knock out 20 pushups to get the blood moving. Finally, I do 50 crunches, with a Kegel at each crunch.

I do the crunches to work my abs. Doing Kegels at the same time trains my muscles to contract when I’m exercising or lifting heavy objects. This comes in really handy when I’m doing hard sprints on the bike. No leakage!

Click the following link to read Prostate Cancer Canada’s post on How to do Kegel Exercises.

Stay Calm and Journey On!