Healthy Bladder Habits for the Active Woman: Understanding Causes and How to Change

In the spirit of National Bladder Health Awareness Month, we just had to reblog this….it’s just that good!

Postpartum Strong®

Scenario 1

For sale: Skinny jeans. BNWT.

It’s time for a night out. The skinny jeans are calling. The form flattering fabric is just hanging there in the closet, brand new with tags (BNWT). So why is the black leggings and shirtdress of choice the 10th time?! Because the shirtdress-legging outfit covers for laugh, cough, lift and sneeze leakage. It’s also convenient for pads or panty-liners. tight-jeans

The type of bladder leakage described above is stress urinary incontinence (UI). Stress UI is common among women, but that doesn’t mean it should be considered normal.  Coughing, sneezing, laughing and lifting are just a handful of activities that put pressure on your bladder.  If this describes you, research has shown that training the muscles down there can help!  Training your pelvic floor muscles reeducates them to turn on at the right time, and in turn strengthens too. The best pelvic floor muscle training…

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