Help overcome constipation with exercise
Not only is exercise a great way to stay healthy, fit and in shape, but it’s also good for sharpening the mind and relieving the tension that can cause digestive discomfort.
Embrace a healthier you
It’s important to get moving. As well as a greater sense of wellbeing, getting your blood flowing can also help improve your bowel rhythm. Whether it’s going for a walk, joining a gym or taking the kids to the park, there are a number of ways you can get the 30 minutes of moderate exercise recommended every day to be healthier and help prevent constipation.
Beat the busy
There will be some days when it’s hard to find time to exercise. But you can still do it. Walk to work instead of taking public transport. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. March on the spot while you watch your favourite TV show. Find what works for you and stick to it.
Burn your extra energy
If you want to relieve a bit of tension and get your heart pumping, then exercises such as running, skipping, boxing, spinning and weight training are a great place to start. Ease yourself into it. And consult a doctor before starting any strenuous activity if it’s been a while since you last exercised.
Unwind and recharge
One of the best ways to relax body and mind is to adopt a gentler form of exercise. Yoga and Pilates are great for making you more flexible and strengthening your core. They’re also good for relieving any extra stress and tension.
A fast way to feeling light again
Exercise is a great way to help remedy the impact caused by constipation and avoid regular discomfort but it might take a bit of time as your body finds its new balance. If constipation has already set in and you need relief consider also trying a quick and gentle laxative. Find out more about using MICROLAX® for fast-acting and predictable relief from constipation.