How To Help IBS With Exercise

There are many acronyms in the English language that we use in our daily lives, more so in recent years. These arrangements of letters can mean so many different things, today, we will be speaking out about IBS. For those of you who don’t know what this is, IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and […]
November 25, 2022
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There are many acronyms in the English language that we use in our daily lives, more so in recent years. These arrangements of letters can mean so many different things, today, we will be speaking out about IBS. For those of you who don’t know what this is, IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and affects around one in five in the UK. Nutrition is so important for those who struggle with IBS and it might be an idea to think about seeing what a registered – dietitian and nutrition coach have to say that could help.

Exercise Routines To Combat IBS

Exercise is also a massive factor in how IBS can be tackled. Although many strategies do not explicitly suggest exercise, many in the healthcare world recommend a regular light exercise schedule. To make it plain and simple, the bowel is a muscle that needs training and strengthening just like any other muscle. Now we aren’t saying that you should do some crazy heavy-set deadlifts. In fact quite the opposite! Light, regular exercise is the type that’s going to help with the effects of IBS. Below, we’ve created a list of some of the best exercise types backed with research to help.

Pilates – This exercise centres around strengthening your core and has become incredibly popular over the last few years. It uses moves like the Kegal, a very light form of a crunch that has all the benefits without the horrible abdominal side effects. This makes it even more perfect for someone with IBS who already struggles with cramps.

Biking – This form of exercise is great for the exact opposite reason of Pilates. It mostly uses your legs and not so much your abdomen. Many with IBS have reported that this activity doesn’t trigger their symptoms as much as something like running. Now obviously, the intensity that people will be able to cope with will vary and we recommend having a good meal beforehand in order to help with your energy levels. Here are some recommendations.

Other Ways To Stay Healthy

Diet – This condition means that many have to learn to eat slightly different foods than people without IBS. Adjusting diet to suit, which can often be personal. There is no exhaustive list unfortunately. There are some incredible recipes out there which have the right alternatives. Slightly Different Foods are known to us as one of our team members suffers from the condition and uses their products on a regular basis.

Walking – Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for everyone especially those with IBS. It’s something easily incorporated into your day. You can do it in your lunch break by just walking to your local shops instead of driving. It can also get your heart going enough to have those long-lasting benefits mentioned.

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