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Can exercise help with constipation?

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If your bowel habits are sluggish and you suffer constipation, maybe some exercise can help speed things up. According to experts, exercise does more than tone your heart and other muscles. Exercise is essential for regular bowel movements. In fact, one of the key risk factors for constipation is inactivity.

From: Exercise to Ease Constipation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Constipation." American Academy of Family Physicians FamilyDoctor.org: "Digestive Basics."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on June 25, 2018

SOURCES: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Constipation." American Academy of Family Physicians FamilyDoctor.org: "Digestive Basics."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on June 25, 2018

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