5 yoga poses for better bladder control (slideshow)

Research shows that about 50 percent of adult women deal with urinary incontinence. That means, when you head out to dinner with your girlfriends, half of the women at the table are worried about their bladder control too.

So, yes, bladder leaks are embarrassing. But when you know you’re far from the only person in the room dealing with them, they become far less embarrassing.

If you feel comfortable confiding in your friends about your bladder issues, I have some news you can share with them at your next get-together:

Yoga may be able to improve your bladder control — by a lot…

Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine, TheFix.com, Hybridcars.com and Seedstock.com.