It’s no secret that exercise is good for us but we think it’s worth reinforcing the benefits for your gut health. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of many major illnesses, depression and anxiety. It also boosts mood, increases energy levels, aids better sleep and it can boost your sex life – that is a long list of positives for something you can do almost anytime, anywhere.
Exercise can have additional benefits for those with IBS and FD as it stimulates gut motility and is therefore particularly helpful for those with constipation-predominant IBS.
- Walk or take some other form of exercise at least 5 times per week
- Make exercise fun, do something you enjoy
- Walk instead of driving or taking public transport where possible
- Use stairs rather than lifts where possible