EXERCISES FOR GOOD DIGESTION

 

Digestion is essential for our body has it helps in the secretion of important elements needed for the human body to function.

Along with the consumption of healthy food items, one must also exercise.

Following are the exercises one must practise for a good digestive system:

  • Walking

The first and the easiest exercise is walking. Whether one works out on a regular basis or not, walking for 30 – 60 minutes helps the best. A walk a day keeps oneself in a good mood, health is maintained, appropriate weight, eases digestion. A short walk, for about 20 – 30 mins, after a meal helps to reduce the amount of glucose in the bloodstream (a product of digestion that causes weight gain if that energy isn’t utilized).

 

  • Brisk walking

Opting for brisk walking helps stimulate the intestinal contractility, helping with passage of stool through the colon.

 

  • Ride a bicycle

Biking helps in digestion as it allows food to move quickly and easily through the large intestine and it controls the excess loss of water in stools. Thus, leading to a healthy digestive system.

 

  • Swimming

Swimming helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs. Also, it helps to keep the digestive system healthy.

  • Sit ups

Exercise stimulates the nervous system and helps the muscles and nerves in the gut to work better, preventing and relieving constipation. Sit ups help in the easy movement of stools. Also, sit ups help to get rid of bloating and unwanted stomach gas. Hence promoting a better digestive system.

 

  • Pull ups

Push-us use the arms as a force but are basically abdominal movements. The move can play quite an important role in improving digestion.

 

  • Yoga

Yoga works the best for getting rid of any health issue. Yoga asanas help to relieve from irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion. Hence, leading to an improved digestive system.

1.      Peacock Pose (Mayurasana) – helps to release anything that is stuck in the digestive system.

2.      Wind Relieving Posture (Pavanamuktasana) – helps to get rid of unwanted gas.

3.      Half Lord of the Fishes (Ardha Matsyendrasana) – helps release new blood in the digestive organs.

4.      Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottasana) – creating space for digestion.

5.     Corpse Pose (Savasana) – relaxing and letting your body free.

 

·       Sports

Playing sports helps to keep the body healthy and active. Indulging yourself in any kind of sports activity leads to the development of an improved digestion system along with overall health.