Top 10 Excercises to Improve your Digestion

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A healthy digestive system is indispensable requirement of a healthy body. Throughout the day your digestive system is ingesting food, secreting fluids, breaking down and digesting fiber, absorbing nutrients and defecating waste. This is when it is all working correctly.

But then there are times when you have awful experience of indigestion, acid re-flux, bloating, pain, constipation or diarrhea. A regular practice of exercises can help prevent this kind of problems or aid in healing many types of chronic digestive complaints. Here is a list of some exercises which will help you improve your digestion.

1. Aerobic Exercises

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Constipation which seems to be the most common digestive disorder can be addressed by doing aerobic exercises. These basically includes low-moderate intensity exercises such as walking briskly, bike-riding, playing tennis, swimming, jogging—that accelerates your breathing and heart rate and makes you sweat. This helps to stimulate the natural contraction of intestinal muscles. Intestinal muscles that contract efficiently help move stools out quickly.

2. Pelvic Floor Exercises

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Pelvic floor exercises, consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, now sometimes colloquially referred to as the “Kegel muscles”. They help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to help with bladder and bowel leaking, constipation and pelvic and rectal pain. These are the most suggested exercise for those who are suffering from fecal incontinence.

3. Walking

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Most of you assume that sitting on chair whole day is the most comfortable part of our life with no work and so no stress. But to be true, the sedentary modern lifestyle of sitting all day has put a kink in the digestive process and makes normal digestion more difficult. Introducing walking into your daily routine can help the body and digestive system function optimally.

4. Boat pose

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To begin with boat pose, you need to sit knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Come forward on your sitting bones and lean back until elbows are straight. Lift your feet from the floor and bring arms forward. Sit on the “tripod” of your two sitting bones and tailbone.As you do this make sure your back doesn’t round and finally your knees must be straight forming a V-shape. Try to hold for 5 to 7 breaths.  Talking about the advantages of this yoga pose, it lifts diaphragm to take pressure off stomach and liver creating space for air to flow through the belly. The pressure is being placed on the abdomen to aid in digestion.

5. Sit-ups

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We all acknowledge the value of sit-ups foraperfect toned body and a flat tummy, but there is a little more it does to improve digestion. It helps prevent a bloated belly associated with gas and regulate bowel movements. So instead of reaching for your medicine cabinet the next time you can’t go, try some sit-ups instead 

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