Making Laughter – and Pelvic Floor Exercises – the Best Medicine
Actress, comedian and Continence Foundation of Australia ambassador, Bev Killick, is teaming up with Curves to help you Laugh Without Leaking.
Laugh Without Leaking, the Continence Foundation of Australia’s national health awareness campaign, has returned in 2019 to help the 1 in 4 Australians who today suffer from bladder and bowel leakage, and the millions more at risk of this debilitating condition.
Bev knows first-hand the impact incontinence has, and she’s been breaking down stigma by including her experiences in her comedy.
“There’s a significant proportion of the population for whom laughing out loud is just not an option, no matter how funny they find a routine. Laughing out loud literally involves weeing themselves laughing. I know this personally, as for most of my life I was one of those people,” Bev said.
Laugh Without Leaking uses humour to encourage women to make a simple change that could significantly improve their lives—daily pelvic floor muscle exercises.
We’re inviting you to join in! Curves has partnered with the Continence Foundation of Australia for the campaign and will be holding pelvic floor workout classes during World Continence Week (17-23 June 2019).
Bev at Curves Weston ACT World Continence Week workout in 2018
In the meantime, watch Bev’s adventures online as she champions when and where you can do your pelvic floor exercises. Hint: you can do them everywhere!
“You can do them when you wake up, at the bus stop, ordering your morning coffee, picking up the kids from school, watching a scary movie … you can do them here, there and everywhere! Matter of fact, I’m doin’ them now,” said Bev with a cheeky grin.
Visit continence.org.au for more information so you can Laugh Without Leaking.