For healthy bowels, avoid constipation. You can try these steps.
Include fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains in your diet each day.
Try to do moderate activity that adds up to at least 2½ hours a week. Or try to do vigorous activity that adds up to at least 1¼ hours a week.
You can take a fiber supplement such as Citrucel or Metamucil, every day if needed. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
Having a daily routine may help. Take your time and do not strain when you are having a bowel movement.
Current as of:
September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2022 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.