bladder control

The Big Squeeze: Unhealthy Effects of Spanx, Shapewear

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBack in the day, it was called a corset or a girdle. Now it’s called shapewear, with the hugely popular Spanx line and other brands helping women smooth their lumps and bumps under clothes. But actress Jennifer Coolidge, 52, expressed many women’s feelings when she told the New York Post, “I hate Spanx because even though they look so good under your clothes, sometimes mid-wedding I’ll be like, ‘I feel so nauseous.’ They’re so tight, who knows what you’re cutting …

Dancing to Help Your Bladder? Don’t Laugh

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOne in four women suffers from urinary incontinence, and it especially hits women 70 or older. One possible solution? Boogie, baby. That’s right — a new study found that a video that included a fun dance regimen in addition to exercises to strengthen pelvic-floor muscles helped women cut down on frequent trips to the bathroom. Incontinence, or involuntary urine leakage, is caused by problems with the muscles and nerves that help to hold or release urine. Strengthening those muscles with …