Take a walk to help relieve constipation.


Are you producing fewer than three stools per week or having difficulties passing stools? You could be experiencing constipation. 

Infrequent bowel movements or hard stools that are difficult to pass can cause abdominal discomfort, rectal bleeding (from strain), and even physiological distress. 

To avoid constipation, make sure to consume a diet that is high in fiber and get plenty of water. Regular gentle exercise can also help, by revving up your metabolism. Take a short walk each day and gradually increase your walking time until you are walking for at least 20 minutes.

Everyone gets constipated. But consider seeing a doctor if your constipation starts suddenly, causes weight loss, or doesn’t improve. Stimulant laxatives, including herbal laxatives, should be used as a last resort because they may permanently damage the colon and worsen constipation. 

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