Studies have shown time and time again that the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can likely be improved with the use of certain exercises. On this page, we are going to cover five different exercises, mainly cardiovascular ones, which can really impact your symptoms in a positive way!
It is best to exercise as much as you can. However, those who are suffering from IBS may find that exercise will work for them whenever they feel their symptoms flaring up.
Yoga is one of the best exercises no matter the condition you are suffering from. We are not just talking about irritable bowel syndrome here either. This is an exercise which can alleviate the symptoms of just about any condition. If you are suffering from IBS, then you will find a fair number that can help you out. However, in our experience, most yoga should be fine. The whole aim is to get your body moving about a bit to reduce bloating.
If you have a bicycle, go outside and cycle! You do not have to be too fast. A steady pace of about 12 mph should be more than enough. Just keep cycling. The best thing about cycling is that you do not have to be all that fit to do it. It takes very little in the way of effort when you are cycling at a normal pace, which is going to be fantastic. In addition to this, it is going to be fun to do, particularly if you have a beautiful area in which you can cycle through.
This is another one of those exercises that everybody can do. Walking is simple. We are doing it every single day of our lives. If you want it to have an impact on your IBS, then you will want to make sure that it is somewhat of a brisk walk. If you have a cellphone handy, then you will be able to download an app which will tell you how fast you are walking. There are plenty of different ones and we are not going to give specific recommendations. However, walking at about 4mph should be more than enough for most people.
If your symptoms are really starting to play up, then jogging is going to be the route you want to go down. You do not have to be travelling much faster than your normal walk. About 6mph should be fine here. Again, you will be able to download an app that you will be able to use!
Finally, if you are not that much of an exerciser, then you may want to swim. This is also great if you are suffering from various conditions which may make other exercises difficult e.g. arthritis. With swimming, the water will support most of your body weight which will ensure that the minimal amount of pressure is placed on you. It is a great way to relieve the symptoms of IBS.