5 Tips to Manage Incontinence While Exercising

Managing incontinence is possible while exercising and engaging in physical activities. Incontinence can cause leakage of urine, which may be embarrassing and uncomfortable. However, there are products available that can help you stay dry and confident while you exercise. These products are designed to absorb urine, prevent leakage, and reduce odors. Coupled with the right adult products, our team of experts has recommendations to help manage incontinence while working out. 

Exercising while managing incontinence

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5 Tips to Manage
Incontinence While Exercising

  1. Warm up with pelvic floor exercises: Before you start your main workout, take a few minutes to do some pelvic floor exercises. These exercises can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which can in turn help prevent leaks. Before performing any exercises, please consult with your physician or medical provider.  

  2. Go at your own pace: Don't compare yourself to others. Just focus on getting into a good routine. Even if you are in a class with others around you, stay centered on what you are doing. It is important not to push yourself too hard. If you are new to exercise, start with moderate-intensity aerobic activity and gradually increase the intensity as you become fitter. Fit.

  3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol: Both substances can exacerbate incontinence issues. Alcohol is a diuretic and causes the body to produce more urine. It also can irritate the bladder which is something you want to avoid. Caffeine also irritates the bladder and may cause it to contract involuntarily. To stay hydrated, drink water or other low-sugar beverages. These are much healthier options and an easy way to reduce leakage. 

  4. Use the restroom before beginning your workout: This may seem like an obvious one, but trust us, it's important. When you exercise, your body releases a hormone called adrenaline. This hormone can increase your heart rate and blood pressure, which can make it difficult to urinate. So if you need to go before your workout, it's best to do it before you start sweating.

  5. Choose the right absorbent products: Look for incontinence products that are designed for exercise, such as protective underwear with a high-absorbency core. This will help you feel more confident and comfortable during your workout. You will feel a sense of security by using an incontinence product that prevents odor and locks wetness away. View the wide selection of exercise-recommended products from NorthShore.

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Your life should not be altered or changed in such a way that you stop doing things you love. Staying confident while staying active is something to work towards. If you need adult incontinence supplies, Northshore Care Supply is here for you.

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