Healthy Living & Prevention in El Paso


Get up and go when you have trouble ‘going’

Get up and go when you have trouble ‘going’

25 May 2021 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

Constipation is a common problem.Exercise may be a simple solution.Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to loosen your bowels to keep yourself regular.

Although almost any exercise can be useful in helping stool pass more easily through your intestines, light cardio is the most commonly recommended exercise for people living with chronic constipation.

Cardio exercises that get your blood pumping are probably the simplest form of physical activity to help avoid constipation. Whether it’s running, swimming, cycling, or dancing, a cardio workout will increase your breathing, boost your heart rate, and stimulate your bowels.

Even if you don’t feel up to a full-on workout, just going for a brisk 30-minute walk can do wonders for your digestive system. Cardio is also one of the best ways to relieve stress, which can be a major risk factor if you experience chronic constipation.

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