Exercise is beneficial to proper function of the colon so that’s why people who exercise regularly generally don’t develop constipation. Walking and jogging tend to stimulate the natural squeezing (or contractions) of muscles in your intestines which helps to empty your bowels. 

But exercise is not a cure-all. Increasing exercise to improve constipation may be more effective in older people, who tend to be more sedentary, than in younger people. If you’re always sitting still, do some exercises to get your digestive system moving a little more quickly.  

Learning to do the exercises

A short walk each day may make all the difference to keeping your bowel motions soft and regular. If you are already fit, you might choose aerobic exercise: running, jogging, swimming, or swing dancing, for example. All of these exercises can help keep the digestive tract healthy. Stretching may also help ease constipation, and yoga may, too.

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