Can I exercise and stay physically active if I have stress incontinence?

High-impact exercises (such as jumping jacks) or specific maneuvers (such as a golf swing) can elicit leakage if you have stress incontinence (leaking when coughing or jumping), but don't let fear of leaks keep you from being physically active. In the Nurses' Health Study, middle-aged women who were most physically active were the least likely to develop incontinence.

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