5 Sports you can practice according your type of incontinence
Many people believe that having incontinence makes it impossible to live an active life, but they are wrong. There are advanced technology products that allow you to be protected and comfortable throughout the day so you can live your life to the fullest.
Now, it is important to consider that, although it is possible to have an active life, there are certain high-impact exercises that are not recommended for people with incontinence, such as cycling or weightlifting.
Next we share some exercises you can perform to live a full and healthy active life:
- Swimming: swimming is a sport that mobilizes and strengthens all the muscles of the body which makes it an ideal sport for patients with incontinence. Furthermore, it is one of the best sports to maintain good physical and mental health.
- Walking: walking at least 30 minutes a day can help keep you healthy and fit. In addition, it is a very easy form of exercise to practice at any time of the day or in any location. You can do it at a park or on a treadmill, or simply take advantage of different times of the day to mobilize by walking instead of using other means of transportation.
- Yoga: practicing yoga is beneficial for patients with incontinence because they exercise all the muscles of their body, including those involved in the cycle of incontinence. Practicing yoga will also help you relax and have optimal mental health.
- Dance-therapy: You can practice dancing to stay healthy and active. It is important that you take into consideration avoiding dance styles that require a lot of effort or that are of high impact.
- Pilates: it is a sport that joins dynamism, muscular strength and mental control, which makes it an ideal exercise for people with a diagnosis of urinary incontinence, since it addresses the physical and mental aspects of the individual.
Finally it is important before performing any sport to:
- Empty your bladder continuously to avoid difficulties while you are performing your favorite sport.
- Avoid sports that, despite not requiring effort, require a long time commitment like playing golf, running marathons, tennis, football game, etc.
- Do not forget that it is important that you visit a specialist, who will give you an exact diagnosis of your case.