A former elite athlete and corporate lawyer, Kimberley Smith was used to functioning at her peak. Kimberley was an elite athlete from the age of 18, attending the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra straight out of high school. She played netball at the elite level for over 10 years, representing the NSW Swifts and was a member of the Australia Diamonds Squad. Here’s her story that introduces the real experience that can happen with sports stars and bladder leakage.
Bladder leakage or urinary incontinence (UI) – literally peeing when you don’t want to, is the most common pelvic floor issue affecting women across their lifespan and its prevalence increases with age. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is predominant in young women. This is when there is extra pressure on the bladder and your pelvic floor muscles can’t deal with that extra pressure, so things can get a little damp. It is known that urinary incontinence in young people is both under-diagnosed and under-reported. Some of us may not address the problem or seek specialist help due to embarrassment and not even knowing it’s a legit issue! Well, no more!
Imagine a week all about you, dedicated to celebrating you and your health, especially your below the belt health. Womens Health Week is that time to set aside time for you and check in on your health. A time to set things straight and get it front and centre as a legit priority…. because it doesn’t help to put things off or keep things all wrapped up and not dealt with, so they drag on and on. We’ll have some helpful information on how to better understand our Pelvic Health and things to do to take better care of ourselves now and beyond. Check it out!
Standing up to bullies can be done in a lot of different ways depending on who the bully is and what they are doing. To celebrate this weeks National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence we’re taking a fresh look at what can you do to deal with bullying and harassment no matter what form it comes in and who it comes from! Here are our tips.
Working out what products work best for you during your periods can be a little bit of a trial. We let you know what’s out there to choose from.
Have you ever wondered when this whole bra-business started? Whether you love ‘em or you hate ‘em, we invite you to test your knowledge about our dear ol’ boobie traps.