Though a general fitness regime is good for you, one form of exercise is particularly beneficial in helping improve bladder and bowel control – pelvic floor muscle exercises. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles will help you actively support your bladder and bowel. This improves bladder and bowel control and can reduce or stop leakage of urine and bowel motions. Like other muscles, the pelvic floor muscles become stronger with a regular exercise program. Pelvic floor muscle exercises are important for both men and women.