High impact exercise
Why does sport cause bladder weakness?
Leaking is not just an issue reserved for pregnant or menopausal women; athletic women are also part of the millions of women at high risk of suffering from urinary incontinence. The issue tends to affect women who are heavily involved in high-impact sports such as running, gymnastics and HIIT training. These sports require hitting the ground hard, which can subsequently weaken the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue that supports the bladder.