Exercise and Crohn’s
It is generally good practice to exercise regularly, and Henderson’s regimen comes with some key benefits that allow him to continue to move forward in a physically demanding career. Exercising boosts overall health, keeps weight under control, strengthens the immune system, relieves stress, and boosts mental health in a number of ways. It is especially important for Henderson to be positive and mentally stable, as he has to work extremely hard each day to keep himself in shape and strong.
Regular exercise lowers a person’s risk of experiencing extra-intestinal symptoms. These are symptoms that occur outside of the GI tract region, and usually affect the eyes, skin, and joints. There are many other symptoms that can come from having a gastrointestinal disease, and it is important to be aware of how the disease is playing out in any given person. Inflammation can sometimes be linked to these symptoms, but not always. It is important to always relay symptoms to doctors and nurses, even if they seem unrelated to the disease at hand.