What do extremely athletic people do to keep their ostomy wafer on when they are working out?
pull your leggings or yoga pants over your appliance. i worked out with colostomy with no problem at all
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....
Living in France, the French version helps me with bits of technical vocab you just don't get in the average conversation class! Chris
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!
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.
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.
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?
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