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Updated 10 March 2016

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If you have stress incontinence, avoid high-impact exercise which puts pressure on your pelvic floor muscles and can increase leakage. Sit-ups can also make you leak by straining your pelvic floor muscles.

If you want to strengthen your pelvic floor to relieve symptoms, replace jogging and aerobics classes with Pilates. This gentle method of stretching and strengthening core muscles is becoming more popular as a treatment for stress incontinence.

Visit our Incontinence Centre for more on managing this condition.

 
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