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Controlling Incontinence with Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises

Posted by on January 21, 2015 under BladderMatters | Read the First Comment

Kegel exercises

Originally posted by the Live Confidently team on LiveConfidently.com

If you experience occasional light bladder leakage, it may be due to weakened pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and provide control over urination. As our bodies mature, our pelvic floor muscles can lose strength, leaving both men and women more susceptible to leaks during everyday activities. Mothers who have experienced multiple births are also at increased risk, regardless of age.

Fortunately, there’s a simple exercise you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and decrease the risk of leaks. We call them pelvic floor exercises, but some people know them as Kegel exercises. Often touted as beneficial for menopausal women, these exercises are just as useful to men and women of all ages. If you haven’t already started doing these pelvic exercises, you can begin as soon as you finish reading this post! Not only are these exercises known to help you control your bladder leakage from getting worse, but they could even prevent stress incontinence from ever happening in the first place.

Let’s Get Started!

To begin your Kegel exercises, sit down and identify your pelvic floor muscles by flexing as if you were trying to stop the flow of urine. Once you’ve found your muscles, contract and hold them for 5-10 seconds, then release. Relax for a few seconds, then repeat the process four or five times in a row. For best results, try to perform at least 30 pelvic floor muscle contractions every day. You should begin to see results after a few months.

The key to success with these exercises is repetition, repetition, repetition. To truly improve your bladder control and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, you should continue practicing even after you’ve seen an improvement. Kegel exercises should be a part of your daily routine, as strong pelvic floor muscles are beneficial to everyone!

Exercises to Avoid

When choosing an exercise plan that best suits your lifestyle, you should try to avoid high-impact sports that put extreme pressure on your pelvic floor muscles. This includes activities like jogging and aerobics. It’s best to choose low-impact exercises such as yoga or Pilates, as these focus on strengthening the core through slow and controlled movements. On top of your low-impact exercise routine, you should always be practicing your pelvic floor exercises, as this is the best way to strengthen the right muscles to improve your bladder control.

Have some tips to add? Head over to our incontinence forum to discuss this topic with people just like you!

Additionally, you can find varying levels of products for incontinence at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

Lisa Rinna Wears Depend Silhouette For Women

Posted by on June 1, 2012 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment


That’s right, the lovely and talented Lisa Rinna is wearing the new Depend Silhouette For Women, a super soft underwear-like alternative to the traditional adult diaper. Lisa states, “I am a champion for positive self image for women.”  Her revelation of the fact that she was wearing Depend Silhouette For Women under her evening gown on the red carpet was a realistic looking advertisement, topped with a charitable donation.

Lisa Rinna on Depend Silhouette For Women: "They're so soft!"

Despite the wonderful endorsement for the incontinence community, Lisa Rinna isn’t Depend’s new spokeswoman. The actress told the Huffington Post that Depend products donated $225,000 on her behalf to the charity Dress for Success in exchange for her participation. Rinna stated, “I think it’s something that can help women. If they see me in this product and it somehow makes them feel better about themselves and less ashamed to go out into the world, I say why not.”
Depend Silhouettes are the perfect choice for those who want the look and feel of real underwear with the best protection from Depend products. Super soft, cloth-like fabric creates a sleek ultra-smooth fit under your clothes and is soft against the skin. The slim side profile provides maximum protection with a discreet fit while the all-around leg elastics protect you from leaks.

KI 12776   Size Small – Medium   Fits waist size 28 inch-40 inch   48 per case

KI 12777   Size Large – Extra Large   Fits waist size 38 inch-50IN  40 per case

Are you ready to give Depend Silhouettes For Women a try to experience the discreetness and softness for yourself?  TotalHomeCareSupplies.com has them in stock with fast, free shipping!