Bonus Incontinence Tips
You don't have to rely on incontinence exercises that you can easily do anywhere to reduce symptoms. There are simple everyday lifestyle changes that will ease pressure on your urinary tract for more confidence when it comes to controlling leaks.
- Maintain a healthy diet. Avoid eating sugary, fried, greasy, or spicy foods that may upset your stomach. Instead get plenty of fiber, fruits, and vegetables to add bulk to your stool.
- Get active by moderately exercising a few times a week to lose weight. Yoga, power walking, swimming, or using an elliptical are all great ways to shed extra pounds and strengthen your core.
- Be prepared with the right supplies to confidently catch-all liquids and odors if they occur. The right incontinence supplies for you may be covered through insurance, so don’t battle your symptoms without them.
- Practice training your bladder by trying to extend the amount of time between visiting the bathroom once an urge strikes. Start by trying to hold it for a minute then slowly add extra minutes as your muscles become stronger.