4 exercises to avoid if you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Exercising not only helps to tone your muscles and lose weight but is also considered excellent for a regular bowel movement. Experts suggest that exercising regularly can speed up the digestion process and prevents constipation. However, there are also some exercises that can worsen the symptoms of Irritated Bowel Syndrome or IBS, instead of improving them.
How exercising affects people suffering from IBS
A person suffering from IBS experiences episodes of diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. To get rid of this uncomfortable situation, it is important to stay active and include healthy food in your diet. Exercise is good to get relief from the symptoms of IBS, provided you are performing them moderately. Rigorous workout schedule requires intense movements and bouncing, which can exacerbate the risk of gut damage and make it more vulnerable to pathogenic attack. This can worsen the symptoms of IBS.

Here are 4 exercises that you should avoid if you are suffering from the problem of IBS.

1. Running
Running is an excellent exercise to increase your cardiovascular strength. It helps to tone your legs and speed up the weight loss process. Apart from this, it is good for improving your overall health. But it can even lead to abdominal cramping, which can trigger diarrhea. Jogging might also have a similar impact as it requires continuous bouncing.

2. Ball games
For those who do not like to go to the gym, sports can be an excellent option to stay fit and healthy. Ball training is a perfect combination of strength training with cardiovascular exercise. It does offer numerous health benefits, but it not a good choice for people suffering from IBS. Rapid body movement and bouncing while playing ball games may irritate the stomach, which can trigger muscle spasms in the abdomen.


HIIT is a short burst of intense exercise that gives maximum results in a short time. It helps to build muscle and burn fat quickly. But due to high intensity, this workout can put a lot of stress on the gut, which can lead to digestive issues. If you are struggling with constipation, you should think twice before doing this exercise.

4. Crossfit and intense weight training
Nothing beats cold in the winter like a piping hot cup of ginger tea

Relieve nausea
Drinking a cup of ginger tea before travelling can help prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You can also drink a cuppa at the first sign of nausea to relieve the symptom.

Improve stomach performance
Useful in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food, ginger tea can bloating after eating too much.

Reduce inflammation
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal home remedy for muscle and joint problems. In addition to drinking ginger tea, you can also use it to soak inflamed joints.

Fight respiratory problems
Ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold. Try a cup of ginger tea for the respiratory symptoms associated with environmental allergies.

Improve blood circulation
The vitamins, minerals and amino acids in ginger tea can help restore and improve blood circulation that may help decrease the chance of cardiovascular problems. Ginger may prevent fat from depositing in the arteries helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke.

Relieve menstrual discomfort

This one is for all women suffering from menstrual cramps. Try soaking a towel in warm ginger tea and apply it to your lower abdomen. It may help relieve the pain and relax the muscles. At the same time, drink a cup of ginger tea with honey.

Strengthen immunity

Ginger tea can help strengthen your immunity due to the high levels of antioxidants in ginger.

Relieve stress

Ginger tea has calming properties that may help lower your stress and tension. This is thought to be due to a combination of the strong aroma and healing properties.

Mario Lopez Says It’s ‘Dangerous’ for Parents to Support Young Transgender Kids

Mario Lopez is facing online backlash following some comments he made in a recent interview on The Candace Owens Show. When asked his opinion on how parents should respond to children whose gender expression varies from the traditional boy/girl binary, Lopez stated that he personally believes it is “dangerous” and “alarming” to believe children when they tell you who they are.

, Owens started the conversation by citing the example of actress Charlize Theron, who has spoken publicly about how she has followed her child Jackson’s cues on what gender pronouns they use as a family. Owens positioned this kind of parenting as a “weird trend” to come out of Hollywood, then invited Lopez to share his thoughts.

“I’m kind of blown away too,” Lopez said. “Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids obviously and I think if you come from a place of love, you really cant go wrong but at the same time, my God, if you’re three years old and youre saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make this determination then, well, OK, then you’re going to a boy or a girl, whatever the case may be … It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.”

Lopez went on to erroneously conflate the conversation topic of gender identity with sexuality, saying: “When you’re a kid … you don’t know anything about sexuality yet. You’re just a kid.”

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He wouldn’t be the first person to equate the two subjects; anti-LGBT voices often do just that in order to suggest that issues relating to gender expression and different kinds of relationships aren’t “age appropriate” for young children.

What Lopez failed to acknowledge, though, is just how dangerous it can be for trans and gender non-conforming children to not talk about how they feel, as it perpetuates the silence and stigma which can negatively affect their mental health and wellbeing: Studies have shown that trans teenagers are statistically far more likely to consider or attempt suicide.

In the same interview, Lopez also commented on the #MeToo movement, suggesting that a culture that believes victims of abuse could encourage women to use false accusations as a form of revenge. “God forbid you have a son out there and a girl may have felt a certain way about a situation dismissed, hurt, whatever, and is feeling vengeful and just decides to tell a certain story that’s not even exactly true, come back and hurt that individual,” he said, recycling another popular fallacy that a man’s reputation is more important than a woman’s safety.

Yikes, Mario Lopez.

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October 2019