The importance of exercise
The Mayo Clinic recommends that people with UC get some exercise. This does not mean that you have to go from your couch to becoming a triathlete, but it does mean that you should get moving. Exercise is an important part of taking care of your whole body. When every part of you is healthy, it will have a positive effect on your digestive system as well. You can start by taking short, frequent walks and keeping it low key. If exercise is new to you, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider to make sure that you are doing it safely. Exercise has many benefits that can include tension and stress reduction. Since stress can have a huge impact on UC and corresponding flare ups, anything that you can do to reduce stress can be beneficial.