THE 5 HEALTHY HABITS
During World Continence Week (15-22 June 2020), the Continence Foundation of Australia encouraged older Australians to invest time in 5 healthy habits to help prevent incontinence. These habits include a healthy diet and staying hydrated, 30 minutes of exercise every day and good toilet habits.
We also presented webinars on each of the 5 healthy habits and topics included increasing dietary fibre in cooking without losing flavour, making exercise part of your day, and how to keep your pelvic floor in shape.
Seek help for bladder and bowel problems, as the symptoms will not go away on their own and may worsen over time. Talk to your family doctor or contact the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.
The National Continence Helpline is staffed by Nurse Continence Specialists who offer free and confidential information, advice and support. They also provide a wide range of continence-related resources and referrals to local services.