Hemroids and exercise:

Get Moving!
Exercise Is Essential

Making small changes to your lifestyle can be beneficial in treating hemorrhoids.

Regular exercise helps the body digest food, allowing it to pass through the body more quickly. Simply going for a 10-15 minute walk each day can get your bowels moving and greatly reduce the chance of getting hemorrhoids.

High fiber diet helps fight hemorrhoids.
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If exercising irritates your hemorrhoids or causes pain you can try taking sitz baths and applying ice to relieve irritation.

Avoid sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. At work, get up and walk around during your breaks and lunch hour. This will help increase your blood circulation reduce pressure and swelling of the blood vessels.

Exercise will also reduce obesity. Obesity is a factor that increases your chance of having hemorrhoids. Increased weight puts extra pressure on veins and causes poor blood circulation and this can contribute to hemorrhoids.

Once you get your bowels moving regularly it is important to relieve yourself as soon as you feel the urge. Holding it in can make the stool become dry and harder to pass. Don't strain or hold your breath during a bowel movement and don't sit for too long as this can restrict blood flow around the anal area.