Constant exercise or physical activity will help to improve your health by:
- accelerating the processes of digestion;
- reducing the likelihood of inflammatory processes;
- increase the overall level of health.
However, you need to carefully approach the choice of exercise and physical activity, if you have a disease of the gastrointestinal tract.
This article provides examples of exercises that will help you improve the digestive system and to establish the process of metabolism in the body.
Many people believe that yoga is mainly aimed at improving the psychological and spiritual state. That’s right. However, in addition to establishing peace of mind yoga helps to improve health in general and the digestive system in particular.
In 2016, a study was conducted to identify the degree of influence of yoga on the health of people with Crohn’s disease. The results of this study revealed the positive impact of yoga on the health of a group of people tested.
However, it is not necessary to start practising yoga on your own, as some poses are quite complex and you can get injured due to the lack of experience. It will be better if you ask for help from professional instructors.
Tai Chi classes are a combination of slow smooth movements with deep breathing exercises. Studies show that such activities can positively affect the health of both healthy people and those who suffer from chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
However, it should be understood that the classes will benefit only if you correctly perform all the exercises. That is why it is very important to do it under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Exercises based on deep breathing are part of various techniques. However, they can be performed as separate independent exercises. Deep breaths will help relax your body and mind and relieve stress. And this will lead to an overall improvement in your health.
The following is a simple example of a breathing exercise that can be performed daily:
- Take a comfortable position.
- Inhale deeply through your nose, making sure that the air evenly fills your chest and stomach.
- Slowly release the air through your mouth.
The duration of this exercise is from 10 to 20 minutes.
Walking is a good prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. They are especially recommended for those people who have inflammatory processes in the body. Heavy physical activity is contraindicated in this case. But walking will help to improve health and give strength and vigor.
A walk in the fresh air for a few minutes a day will be enough for beginners.
Below there are tips how to make your walk as useful as possible:
- Try to keep your spine straight while walking, but do not strain at the same time.
- Wave your arms freely. Your foot should roll from heel to toe while walking.
- Give preference to comfortable shoes, it should not put pressure on your foot.
- Take a walk every day at the same time.