Watch those calories
Maintaining a healthy body weight helps in managing incontinence.
FOR individuals coping with light urinary leakage (LUL), the anxiety it causes can feel like a weight upon their shoulders. Constantly looking out for restrooms, or having to excuse themselves from long meetings or workshops, feeling self-conscious about odour or stained clothing, all these have an impact on a person’s confidence.
However, sometimes the burden can be literal – excess body weight can place additional pressure on the pelvic muscles, which can make bladder control more difficult. Hence, losing weight can help reduce the pressure on the pelvic muscles and help achieve better bladder control.
Several studies support the theory that weight loss can have a positive impact on reducing urinary leakage and recommend weight loss as an effective way to reduce LUL .
A healthy body weight has many positive benefits apart from helping you regain control over LUL. Regular physical activity combined with a healthy diet will also help improve energy levels and concentration, while reducing the risk of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
To get you started, focus on small steps that are achievable in the near future, so that each little achievement will spur you on to greater things.
As diet and exercise both play an equally important role, here are a few suggestions you can incorporate into your daily routine to get you on the right path:
Weight loss need not be complicated. Very simply put, we need to burn more calories than