10 Potentially Embarrassing Health Moments and How to Fix Them

From rumbling stomachs to unsightly sweat stains, get quick and easy solutions to awkward body issues.

10 Potentially Embarrassing Health Moments and How to Fix Them

Try as we might take care of ourselves by eating the right foods and getting the right amount of exercise, our bodies have ways of calling attention to themselves – often in embarrassing ways. You’ve embarked on a seven-day cruise only to find, within the first hour at sea, that you have motion sickness. You’ve just sat down for a sunny outdoor brunch and noticed that sweat stains have begun to appear on your clothes. You’ve finished a delicious meal with friends, and now your stomach is performing an experimental song for all to hear. These and other health issues, however minor, can be a drag. Thankfully, there are several quick fixes you turn to when your body is trying to cramp your style. Look to these top embarrassing health moments and the simple measures you can take to address them.

Bladder Leaks

Many women can develop a sensitive bladder as a result of childbirth, weight gain or being overweight. It can be hereditary, or simply the way your body changes as you get older. While the best plan of action is to seek the advice of your doctor, you can help manage bladder leaks in the short-term. A few minutes of Kegel exercises each day can help to strengthen the muscles that control your urethra. Incontinence (or as we like to say, sensitive bladder) therapy practitioners recommend contracting the pelvic floor muscles for five seconds, relaxing them for five seconds, and repeating this rhythm five times, for a total of 10 to 20 repetitions per day.

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