It doesn’t matter how strong or well-conditioned you are. Leaks happen. No one, and we mean no one, is immune to incontinence—not even athletes. In fact, exercise is right alongside pregnancy/childbirth and menopause when it comes to being an incontinence trigger.
Most runners who battle leaks suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), a type of incontinence brought on by movements that place additional pressure on the bladder. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to reduce this issue. Start first with your shoes—are they well-cushioned? If not, it’s time to invest in a new pair. Next, consider reducing your stride length, running speed, and distance. If these changes are non-negotiable, do your best to avoid running regularly on hard surfaces, like asphalt or cement, and stay away from downhill routes, which place a heavy force on your pelvis.
Like running, HIIT training and CrossFit are also SUI triggers. Over a prolonged period of time, these routines can take a major toll on your body, weakening or even permanently damaging the muscles and connective tissues that support your bladder. That’s why it’s so crucial to include low-impact exercises, like yoga, walking, and swimming, into your schedule that can help alleviate some of the stress on your pelvic floor.
While the above tips may help you manage your leaks, they certainly won’t put a permanent stop to them. BUT, INNOVO will. Using clinically proven science, INNOVO treats the root cause of incontinence by effortlessly strengthening and re-educating your entire network of pelvic floor muscles. It’s an easy-to-use, at-home solution that delivers 180 perfect Kegels in 30 minutes and requires no probes or pills. Use it 5 days a week for 12 weeks, and you’ll feel the change—promise. And 80% of women see significant results in just 4 weeks
Shellie Edington, a 55-year-old professional CrossFit athlete and mother of three, is a great example of how INNOVO can help you continue to enjoy your favorite exercises without leaks. For twenty years, Shellie suffered through bladder leaks. Then she found INNOVO. In this video, she shares exactly how she felt about her first experience with our life-changing technology.
Inspired by Shellie’s story? Start exercising to your full potential again with the help of INNOVO. Finally, say goodbye to those dreaded workout leaks!