Here you’ll find great tips for a healthy stomach so you can help reduce digestive symptoms.
Be aware of your posture
Poor posture can put pressure on the spine, and may cause deeper supporting muscles to weaken from lack of use. If muscles in the abdomen weaken, this may affect digestion. Listen to your body, make minor adjustments while standing and sitting to find a posture that feels effortless. Effortless posture means less effort for digestion.
Mini-meditation to reduce stress
Stand straight, spread your arms, and consciously breathe deeply in and out for three minutes. Try to go within yourself and "breathe out" inner tensions with every breath. Reducing stress may help ease stomach symptoms as the stomach can be sensitive to stress. For some people stress slows digestion, causing bloating, pain and constipation while others may need to frequently empty their bowels.
Regular exercise helps to strengthen muscles in your abdomen, which assists them in pushing digestive contents through your system. If you are time poor, consider opportunities for short workouts, like standing on one leg or circling your upper body while you brush your teeth. If possible, avoid driving and taking public transport and get on your bike or walk to your destination. You can also take the stairs instead of the escalator. Your stomach will thank you.