Have you ever been on the unfortunate end of a sneeze, star jump, or belly laugh that resulted in a bladder leak?

Incontinence is a condition characterised by the involuntary leakage of urine and it affects millions of people worldwide, yet it remains cloaked in stigma and embarrassment. None of us want to admit that we can’t trust a run anymore. It’s almost an admission or our age – and that’s ok.

What’s not ok though is fearing a leak so much that it makes even simple activities, like exercising seem daunting. This fear often leads to a significant reduction in physical activity, which can negatively impact both physical and mental health. It’s time to get yourself kitted up with some help.

 

Real stories, real solutions

When asking clients to share their “womanly challenges” we had the following response:

I have always been a very active person and love going for runs and walks with my kids. As I entered my 40s, I started needing panty liners to help avoid any spills. I realised that things had gradually gotten worse when I got onto the trampoline with one of my kids, for what turned out to be a very brief moment as I had to dash inside to change out my knickers.

I used liners as they were the most accessible – though not the most comfortable with the sticking and bum creeping. I was very conscious of the number of liners that were going into the bin, over and above the way the way the sticky backing was slowly destroying my panties.

I’m working on strengthening my pelvic floor but in the mean time I am in awe of what Modibodi has done for me. I find the Light-Moderate absorbency perfect for everyday wear and when I go for runs and have more physical activities planned, I switch to my Moderate-Heavy panties that take a little more liquid. I used to have such anxiety before heading out for a run because there’s nothing more uncomfortable than running with a pad! This is a thing of the past now that I have a few pairs of Modibodi panties!

 

Challenging the Stigma

Incontinence is a common medical condition that can affect anyone, regardless of your age or gender. It can be isolation for people that feel they are unable to talk about it and aren’t sure where to get help. We find men are particularly reserved when it comes to what seem to be a common challenge for many who have experienced prostate problems.

We need to help each other by having open conversations to reduce the stigma and encourage those affected to seek the support they need.

It’s very concerning when your body doesn’t perform as it may have before and if we can empathise with this, we can help dismantle the shame and embarrassment that people must feel with it happens to them. Let’s provide a space that allows individuals to speak up, get help, and reclaim their freedom to exercise and live life to the fullest.

 

Modibodi garments and how they can help 

Thankfully, innovative solutions like Modibodi Apparel are making a significant difference in the lives of those with incontinence. These specially designed undergarments offer a discreet, comfortable, and effective way to manage leaks, ensuring you stay dry and confident throughout the day.

The Modibodi products range is comprehensive, catering for various levels of incontinence. From Super light for very light leaks – through to the Ultra Incontinence range that can absorb over 250mls of liquid! These have truly been a game changer for individuals that are reliant on diapers for bigger bladder leaks. Sadly, individuals that experience mass incontinence (which is when the full bladder releases all at once), still need disposables with gel technology due to their rapid absorption capabilities. But for the majority of incontinence cases, where the bladder releases urine at regular intervals, Modibodi provides an efficient solution. Urine is quickly absorbed into the gusset, drawing it away from the body and creating space for the absorption of the next release.

Modibodi is more than just a product; it’s a shift towards sustainability and empowerment. Unlike disposable panty liners or diapers, which contribute to environmental waste and recurring costs, Modibodi’s reusable garments are an eco-friendly option that can be washed and worn repeatedly. This not only reduces environmental impact but also saves money in the long run.

 

Embrace the Change

Living with incontinence doesn't have to mean giving up on the activities you love. With the right support and products, you can regain your confidence and freedom to exercise without fear of leakage. It's time to break the taboo, talk openly about incontinence, and embrace solutions that empower us to live sustainably, actively and confidently.

 

Best Regards,
The Modibodi Team
19 May 2024

May 20, 2024