Experts say exercise benefits patients with IBS, IBD

People with irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease should exercise because it helps control body weight and reduce stress, but physicians caution against pushing too hard on bad days. The Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders at the University of North Carolina suggests yoga as a good way to improve overall health, and the American Council on Exercise recommends low-impact workouts that do not involve jarring movements. (12/19)

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