~ Monthly Incontinence Tips: Maintain a Healthy Weight ~


Did you know weight and incontinence are directly related? People who are overweight are more likely to experience incontinence. This is typically due to increased abdominal pressure on the bladder, but can result from other conditions associated with obesity.

Getting to a healthy body weight will improve ones overall health in many ways, including a reduction in the risk of incontinence. For many people, losing 10% of their body weight can lead to a 50% reduction in the risk of incontinence episodes.

5 Tips to Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight

  1. Exercise regularly. Adults (age 18+) are recommended to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week. For adults with poor mobility, it is suggested they do at least 3 days per week of activities to promote balance and prevent falls.
  2. Diet. Your diet is an important aspect of your weight and lifestyle. It is harder to burn off calories than it is to reduce your intake. Eating healthy foods with fewer calories, in combination with an active lifestyle, is a great way to stay healthy.
  3. Sleep. Adequate sleep is an often undervalued aspect of health in the busy world we live in. It is important to give your body time to recover, recharge, and rebuild energy to be strong for the next day. Feeling rested helps you stay on track of your goals.
  4. Manage stress. When we are stressed we tend to make excuses and reward ourselves with food or activities that may be less healthy. Learning to manage your stress is essential to navigating life and maintaining a healthy body weight.
  5. Trust the process. Getting to a healthy weight is a process! It isn't going to happen overnight (or in a week). So set your mind to a goal, and stay mindful of that goal. You will feel so accomplished and rewarded when you finally accomplish your goal! Good luck and get to it!

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~ Monthly Incontinence Tip: Drink Water ~

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