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Calming Techniques for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Start managing external stressors and anxiety through light exercise

Keeping stress and anxiety under control is another way to keep your stomach healthy. If you’ve ever been nervous before a presentation or a test, you can see just how much effect anxiety has on your stomach; stress can be even worse. When we stress, our body releases cortisol and adrenaline which can have a negative impact on our guts. Consistently high stress causes those hormones to build up in excess and cause even more issues. Finding ways to control your stress is crucial to maintaining a healthy and happy gut.

Exercising can help filter out excess hormones from stress, help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your digestive tract moving and on schedule. Sedentary lifestyles often lead to stalling or slow moving digestive systems, and exercising helps to keep our body from becoming stagnant both inside and outside. If you are having trouble maintaining regularity, exercise might just your answer.