Exercises to relieve inflammation and improve digestion are very helpful when you are relieving digestive ailments. Most of the time we only treat these problems through the consumption of various remedies, but sometimes just doing a few movements or exercises can be enough to relieve bloating and poor digestion. Try the following exercises along with other treatments you are doing to alleviate that problem and see immediate results if your problem is not really serious.

With the holidays fast approaching, one thing we can’t wait is to grab our favorite delicious food. Holidays are an excuse to create wonderful and delicious dishes, but also a time where stomach pains, indigestion, bloating and more await us. Relieving inflammation and improving digestion should be our duty once we feel these ailments, although avoiding eating too much things that alter our digestion is essential.

The following are 6 exercises that will help relieve inflammation and digestion.

6 exercises to relieve inflammation and improve digestion

These movements are easy to do and can be done anywhere with a little space and where you can perform them with ease.

Knees to chest to relieve inflammation

To do this pose, start by lying on your back with your legs and arms extended. Inhale and bring your knees slowly to your chest and clasp your hands around them. If you can, put your forearms on your shins and keep yourself on the elbows. Keep your back on the floor, your shoulder blades flat on the floor, and try to lift your tailbone off the floor. Hold the position for 1 minute, breathing slowly the entire time.

Sitting spinning thorn

For this move, they can be performed in one of two ways. Sitting on the floor or rug, create a 90 ° angle with your torso and legs extended. Slowly bend your right knee and turn right at the hip. Use your left elbow to advantage over your right knee and try to reach back as far back as you can without pain. Hold this position for 30 seconds, release slowly and repeat with the other side.

If that’s too difficult or unpleasant, sit cross-legged on the floor (as shown in the image above in this article) and turn right and try to reach back as far as you can. Hold this position for 30 seconds, release slowly and repeat with the other side.

Chair posture

For this movement, you must stand with your feet hip-width apart. Squat down and bring your hips back as if you were about to sit in a chair and extend both arms above your head. Keep chest height and shoulders back with your arms apart from your ears. Hold this position for 1 minute, breathing slowly the entire time.

High lunge variation to improve digestion

Standing up straight with your feet together and your hands at your side, take a big step back with your right leg. Bend your left knee and bring your arms straight forward, slowly rising until they are completely straight up, to open your chest and without joining your hands. Release your hands slowly and return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

Bridge pose to relieve inflammation

Lie on your back with your knees bent and the soles of your feet firmly on the floor around your hips and shoulder-width apart. From this position, lift the hips up, holding the body with the hands around the ankles and pressing against the floor to open the hips. Hold this position for 1 minute, breathing deeply the entire time.

Legs up the wall

Lie on your back with your butt against the wall. Extend your legs up the wall and rest your hands on the floor, palms facing down. Hold this position for a minute and breathe deeply and slowly the entire time.

You can do any of these moves or all of them in a series. They will help you get rid of that bloated feeling and get back to enjoying time with your family during the holidays. To enjoy!

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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