Lifestyle

Incontinence may be part of your life but that doesn't mean you have to stop doing the things you love. Making small changes can help you manage incontinence day-to-day and keep up with the lifestyle you enjoy. Things to consider include:

- Exercise

- Diet

- Weight

- Clothes

- Travelling

- Social gatherings

  • Incontinence treatment - getting it right

    Getting your incontinence treatment right is an important step towards shifting your focus away from the hassle, and back onto enjoying life.

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  • How to dress for exercising when wearing incontinence pads

    You want to stay fit and healthy but you’re worried those pesky pads will get in the way. What dress options are there to help keep pads discreetly in place when exercising? Also, what type of pads will make you feel as comfortable as possible?

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  • Openly speaking to friends and family about incontinence

    Don't let your worries or fears about incontinence prevent you from leading an active lifestyle.

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  • How to prepare for a comfortable getaway

    Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a longer trip, you don't need to let incontinence get in the way of your plans. By following this simple checklist, you'll have everything you need to travel with protection and confidence.

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  • How to look stylish and smart when wearing continence pads

    Do you have a special occasion coming up where you don’t want to compromise on style just because you use continence pads? The good news is you don’t have to.

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  • Food and drink to avoid when living with incontinence

    A healthy diet is important to maintain bladder and bowel health. As part of a continence management plan you may need to change your lifestyle and pay closer attention to your diet. Here’s a handy guide to figuring out what you should and shouldn’t be consuming.

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  • Five strategies for dealing with incontinence in difficult social situations

    People with incontinence often worry about going out for social occasions. Here are five tips on how to be prepared and feel confident.

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  • Reaching out to the incontinence community

    Although over 4.8 million Australians have bowel or bladder control problems, incontinence can be an isolating experience. Connecting with others through events, online forums or support groups can help you feel less alone.

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  • Don’t let incontinence get you down: How to look after your mental health

    Incontinence doesn’t just affect your physical health – it also can harm your emotional health. However, it’s important to remember thousands of Australians are managing this problem and you too can go on living a happy, fulfilled life even if you're living with incontinence.

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  • Six healthy practices for incontinence

    Did you know that certain exercises – from pelvic floor exercises to bladder control practice – could help strengthen your muscles and improve incontinence? Here are the top exercises known to improve an overactive bladder and reduce incontinence's impact on your life.

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  • How to dress for a wedding when wearing incontinence pads

    Living with incontinence means you might have to make some adjustments to your wardrobe. What’s a good style guide to follow when you want to slip on something elegant – especially for occasions such as weddings – that doesn’t reveal what’s going on underneath?

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