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What are the best exercises for constipation?

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Simply getting up and moving can help constipation. A regular walking regimen -- even 10 to 15 minutes several times a day -- can help the body and digestive system function optimally. If you are already fit, you might opt for aerobic exercise: running, jogging, swimming, or swing dancing, for example. All these exercises can help keep the digestive tract healthy. Stretching may also help alleviate constipation, as might certain yoga positions.

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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