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Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

by Jennifer Wieland
Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

This post is sponsored by Poise® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
 

I’ve been working really hard this year to take back my health through diet and exercise. I found a diet that works for me and that I can stick with. I’ve even learned to love the gym. I’ve moved away from my comfort zone of the machines and put my nerves and fear aside to try classes. Keeping my Poise® at the gym is the key.

Since doing classes at the gym I’ve learned a few things. One is that the saying about variety being the spice of life is so true. Taking a variety of classes has really helped me love the gym. The teachers often change things up and I can take so many different types of classes that I never get bored. The other thing I’ve learned? All these different workouts have different effects on my body. I know that certain stretches in a yoga class, an overly exuberant move in a Zumba class, or a few to many squat moves in my Build-a-Booty class can lead to some uh-oh moments. I manage to keep my poise through those moments with Poise® in my gym bag.

Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym


I’ve had six kids and what people don’t tell you is what happens to your body after you birth those sweet little angels. My oldest son once said to me that I don’t laugh like I used to. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that laughing hard can lead to little leaks. That’s right folks, about 1/3 of women out there suffer from the same problem. Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) is a reality for so many women.

Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

So what causes LBL? 

Light Bladder Leakage can be brought on by several things. One thing may cause LBL in one person and not another. On thing may set it off or you may have multiple things below trigger it. 

  • Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
  • Being overweight
  • Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
  • Bladder or urinary tract infections
  • Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)

There is more than one type of incontinence

While there are different things that can cause Light Bladder Leakage there are also different type of Light Bladder Leakage incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): When you involuntarily leak due to pressure that is suddenly placed on your bladder. Great examples of this are when you cough, laugh, sneeze, exercise or lift a heavy item.

Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI): Ever feel a sudden, intense urge to urinate and think I need a bathroom like now!  Only to realize that oops, I already leaked some? What happens is the bladder muscles squeeze at the wrong time and you get a little leaky.

Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI): This is what I call the double whammy. You don’t experience jus tone of the two above. No, you are extra lucky and get to experience both Stress and Urge Urinary Incontinence, it’s called Mixed Urinary Incontinence.

Hitting the gym with LBL

Being healthy is important and part of that for many women is going to the gym. You can survive your trips to the gym with LBL by making sure your gym bag is packed and ready.

Keep your fluids up – Skipping water is not a good idea at the gym. Skipping fluids actually leads to urine being more concentrated. This can lead to bladder and urethra irritation. Which can lead to spasms. Which, you guessed it, can lead to leaks of their own. 

Exercise to strengthen pelvic floor – Kegels aren’t the only exercise that are going to help with LBL. Any exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor will do. Yoga, Pilates, Tai-chi and walking are all great options.

Ditch some of the extra weight – Facing LBL at the gym can make you rethink going to the gym but losing weight can actually by hitting the gym and eating right may be just what you need. They have done research and it shows that women who weigh 200 lbs. and lose 10% of their weight can lower leaks by 70%. 

Pack some Poise® products in your gym bag – While at the gym remove your fear of leaks from the equation with Poise® products in your gym bag. Poise® will provide you with 3-in-1 protection. (dryness, comfort and odor control)Poise® pads now have ContourFit Design. that means you get a pad curved in the middle, to fit you’re the curves of your body better. You can find Poise® products at Walmart in the Personal Care section of the store. If going to the store to shop for Poise® products isn’t your thing, no worries. You can order directly from Walmart.com and have them shipped right to your door.

Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

Don’t let Light Bladder Leakage sideline you at the gym or anywhere else in life. 

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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

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