November is bladder awareness month!
Let's get real, nobody likes to pee their pants. But the fact is most of us have or will experience this. About 50% of all people have urinary incontinence. Women AND men. And the chances increase as you age. Leaking with laughing, coughing, or sneezing, also known as stress urinary incontinence is very common but not NORMAL!
The good news is that 80% of people can make this go away with practice.
Most people think that if you are leaking then your kegel muscles AKA pelvic floor muscles are weak. But that may not be the case. Your kegel muscles work with your core and your breathing diaphragm.
Being able to take a nice deep breath helps your pelvic floor work better. You may not know it, but if you relax your body by doing belly breathing for 2 minutes then you can kegel better!
So the next time you kegel take 2 minutes to breathe. Take time to care for yourself. You are worth it!