Work out more
Yes we realize the irony in telling women who pee a little during every jumping jack that the solution to their woes is, well, more jumping jacks. But getting fit is one of the best things you can do for your body and that includes your pelvic floor muscles (the “keep the pee in” muscles), says R. Grady Bruce, MD, a board-certified urologist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. You can try workouts that target your core, including your pelvic floor, like Pilates, or feel free to pick any exercise you’re comfortable with—the point is simply to increase your overall fitness, he says. And take advantage of some of the other methods below (like protective underwear) while you work on building that strength.
Wear pee-proof undies
Underwear technology has come a long way, ladies. Gone are the days when bulky “adult diapers” were your only options. Now we have Knixwear, a line of cute and sexy underthings designed to catch any and all leakage. They’re made for working out, so you can do everything from yoga to Zumba to bootcamp without fear of wetting yourself. These aren’t a solution to exercise incontinence but they can sure make you comfortable while you try these other fixes.