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Light. Bladder. Leakage. It’s like a bad word but it’s way more common than you would think among women – and not just with those who give birth. LBL is something that affects 1 in 3 women.
Many women aren’t comfortable talking about light bladder leakage, but Poise® knows that for many women LBL is part of being a women, and having little leaks doesn’t need to slow you down. I’ve openly talked about this before, because I know I am not the only one out there. In fact, it’s kind of funny to know it took until my 30s to actually “pee my pants”. But I am over it, as I am sure most of you are. And now, I just accepted to wear it as a badge of honor, because I only do it when I am really active, so that tells myself – “hey, you’re working, girl!” But, it’s not a comfortable feeling, and it’s not something you can just have stop – you’d have to stop mid-workout (and what excuse do you use in a dance class?). So to avoid it, I have actually told my trainer that I can’t do jumping jacks because “my knee is hurting” so I wouldn’t, and even skipped a 305 Fitness dance class (my favorite!) because they do a TON of jumping. Honestly, how many of the ladies taking that class pee themselves? It’s gotta be a close 50%.
Luckily, brands like Poise® have been listening to these quiet murmurs from the locker rooms and alas, have found a solution to actually prevent LBL. Sounds unbelievable right? I thought so too – but celebrity fitness enthusiast, Brooke Burke-Charvet and women’s health expert, Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OGYBN, have teamed up with Poise brand to empower women to take control of their LBL, so I decided to give the Poise® Impressa® a trial run – especially because it just happens to be National Women’s Health Week. And because well, you know I love a good challenge.
First, I wanted to make sure that I took a class that would definitely bring on the LBL – so I opted into a c9 class at the new and incredible Lifetime Fitness at Sky facilities. I popped into the lockers rooms before class and attempted the new Poise® Impressa® which you can buy as a first box with three different sizes to see which one you need that (1) feels the most comfortable and (2) actually stops the flow (because POISE® knows that women aren’t all the same!). Poise® Impressa® is also the first over-the-counter internal product designed to stop bladder leaks before they happen.
Why not, right? What do you have to lose – and let’s be honest, it’s a big step up from wearing an adult diaper (kidding!) or little pad and still standing there in class secretly yelling – YES I AM PEEING! (That might be a good Seinfeld episode…)
So class. Bring on the jumping jacks – the most feared activity of my 30s. At first I tried them about half-effort… listen I don’t want to pee unless I have to. But, it wasn’t coming…. so I went a little harder the next time, and the next…. and nothing!
Hmmmmm. Could the Poise® Impressa® really be eliminating LBL???
I had to give it another shot.
I visited my trainer the following day – he LOVES jumping jacks. This time I had no excuse or bum knee and took them on full-force. Nothing. To be honest, I was a little disappointed I couldn’t prove the Poise® Impressa® wrong!
Up next? The long run. I can usually run without LBL IF I pee before I go, but if I am out for a while, take a break, and then run… it’s guaranteed it can happen. So stay tuned to see if they live up to the runner’s challenge as well. But for now, the Poise® Impressa® is definitely a must-have addition to my gym bag. They are tiny enough and look like a tampon wrapper, so they fit even in a NYC-sized bag.
So, now I challenge you to seize your #PoiseMoment and get a free product sample – just visit Poise.com.
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Author: Stephanie Barnhart
Stephanie Barnhart is Author/Founder of Footballfoodandmotherhood.com, New York Editor for Mommy Nearest Magazine, and Founder/Social Media Strategist of SocialmindedMediaGroup.com. Stephanie is also a speaker of best online practices for small business and soloprenurs, as well as an educator to parents on social media monitoring. She has also been seen in the New York Times, PARENTGUIDE News, NY Metro Parent, ABC News, and been a contributing author on various websites.