THE GUARDIAN: Five ways to maintain healthy bowels

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Reduce stress

“The gut is full of nerves, and during times of stress they release neurotransmitters that can generate inflammation in the gut,” says Dr Elizabeth Mann of the University of Manchester. “It’s well known that stress worsens many diseases, and this is one of the pathways by which this occurs.” Exercise is an effective method of reducing stress, and it has an additional positive effect on bowel health by speeding up transit times.

Period22 Sep 2019

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  • TitleFive ways to maintain healthy bowels
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date22/09/19
    DescriptionReduce stress

    “The gut is full of nerves, and during times of stress they release neurotransmitters that can generate inflammation in the gut,” says Dr Elizabeth Mann of the University of Manchester. “It’s well known that stress worsens many diseases, and this is one of the pathways by which this occurs.” Exercise is an effective method of reducing stress, and it has an additional positive effect on bowel health by speeding up transit times.
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/sep/22/five-ways-healthy-bowels-diet-exercise-stress
    PersonsElizabeth Mann

Keywords

  • gut health
  • stress