Practicing good bladder and bowel habits will reduce the risk of incontinence and constipation. As children we get taught to go to the toilet “just in case”. This in fact is not the best, instead only go to the toilet when your bladder in full. However with bowels, go to the toilet and do a bowel motion when you get the urge to do so, don’t put it off as it increases the risk of constipation. Use a good sitting position on the toilet. For more information on this visit www.continence.org.au.