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Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:46 pm
"This is the best website for people with an Ostomy, hands down. So much understanding. Everyone should join."

What do extremely athletic people do to keep their ostomy wafer on when they are working out?

Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:25 pm

pull your leggings or yoga pants over your appliance.  i worked out with colostomy with no problem at all

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Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:23 pm

I'm the last person to pontificate about working out (I tried it once about 15 years ago!), but I would have thought the most important thing would be to avoid getting a hernia!

I found this site offers helpful advice, although I draw the line at the T shirts....


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Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:44 pm

I think that's a great question!  I would also like to know what abdominal exercises are best for those of us with ostomies.  I've lost the weight recently, but not the gut!

Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:17 am

I wear a support belt which I purchased through the ostomy association in Australia.  This is helpful in a gym environment.   I agree with ChrisP to avoid straining the abdominal area around the stoma as this can cause a parastomal hernia..      

To answer the question about keeping the wafer on during extreme exercise,   I havent had a problem with my Coloplast alterna base.   I go surfing with a very supportive pair of board shorts which put pressure on the wafer.   The wafer can last me a few days of surfing etc.

It all depends on how well your base(wafer) fits to your skin.  

Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:02 am

 I have always used a support belt, even when not exercising. But I have run and lifted and never had any issues.

I also use Coloplast's elasticized seals around the disk that gives some added support.

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:36 pm

Thank you for replying. I wqr legging and my unitards. What brend of applinance do you where?  Yesterday I used from cymed. They work great. I  worked out for 3 hours and it was perfect. If you into working out get a sample from then.

Where in New York do you live?

Pray for Peace

Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Before 3-5 hour bike rides, I make sure to put on a new bag and use a healthy amount of waterproof Hy-tape...
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:28 pm

Stealthbelt all the way and sensura mio convex coloplast bags, works a treat for everything. Never had a problem with them. Wild swimming, gym, climbing, hiking, skating. -some people are allergic to that appliance though 

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