According to GastroJournal, an estimated 16% of adults and 33% of adults older than 60 suffer from constipation. At Eternal Being, we like to think of our founder, Michelle, as the ‘Poo Fairy’, which means she can help you to get your gut working as it should and get your poop schedule back on track. So, say goodbye to constipation and hello to a regular poop schedule as we reveal everyday habits that will help you to poop regularly.
Eating More Fibre
Foods containing fibre should be thought of as “rough” because they can help to move food through your digestive system. It’s recommended that you introduce 20-35 grams of fibre into your diet every day if you are constipated.
Some examples of food containing fibre are:
We all know that we’re supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but did you know that drinking even more water could help you with your bowel movements. This doesn’t mean that you have to strictly stick to just water, however, as you can stay hydrated by upping your herbal tea and healthy juice intake as well.
Get up and get moving your body to get things moving in your colon. Did you know that certain yoga moves can actually help with constipation? In fact, any exercise that relaxes your pelvic floor muscles can actually also help you to poop better. This is because exercises that put your hips and pelvic floor in a relaxed position can help you to relax during bowel movements. Some of these exercises include:
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