The activities in the study included ballet, volleyball and gymnastics. But many women also participate in long distance running. According to a previous study, your bladder health could be in jeopardy when you regularly partake in endurance events such as marathons.

“The added stress on the body that comes with running a marathon can cause urinary stress incontinence problems during the race or down the road,” said Dr Melinda Abernethy from the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. “People who already suffer from incontinence also are at risk for bladder-control issues while running.”

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