Effect of Exercise on Hemorrhoids

Ask 100 people which medical conditions they would least like to get. Chances are pretty good that hemorrhoids would be somewhere in the top five. Hemorrhoids are in fact one of the most slandered diseases just because it is so embarrassing, on top of being painful. It is not the easiest medical condition to talk about, even in the privacy of a doctor’s office.

Who is at Risk

Hemorrhoids are estimated to affect up to one-third of all Americans. Likelihood of developing the condition seems to increase with age, and males are more liable to suffer from hemorrhoids than females. What are the other prevalent risk factors that seem to emerge over and over in the course of research studies? It seems that one of the biggest risk factors that determines whether you will suffer from hemorrhoids or not is physical activity. Whether or not you will develop hemorrhoids seems correlated to the amount of physical activity that you get.

Which Exercise is Best

Physical activity appears to be a key preventative factor in the development of hemorrhoids, so it makes sense to want to get more exercise, particularly if you suspect you are more vulnerable to developing hemorrhoids.

You’ve chosen to try exercise for the sake of a healthier body and the prevention of hemorrhoids, but what kind of exercise should you do? Experts advise that some exercises work better at hemorrhoid prevention than others. Here are a few ideas for developing your very own anti-hemorrhoid exercise schedule.

The basis of your exercise routine must be muscle tone. Research tells us that people with good, strong muscle tone are a good deal less likely to suffer from hemorrhoids. Good muscle tone means muscles that are firm yet flexible. Bad muscle tone refers to muscles that have gone slack from disuse.

Tone Up

To promote better muscle tone, the following exercises are highly recommended:

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Aerobics
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

All of these, done on a regular basis, can result in good muscle tone. Any kind of exercise that builds up the abdominal area, as well as the sphincter muscles and glutei are good exercises to take up for preventing hemorrhoids. Dont forget to drink ample amounts of water before, during, and following times of extended physical activity. Drinking more water will also help you in your pursuit of a healthier you.

Lastly, one of the most popular anti-hemorrhoid exercise is the ‘buttocks press.’ To perform the buttocks press, simply begin a sequence of contracting and relaxing the buttocks muscles. The best think about the buttocks press is that it can be done just about anywhere, whether you are at the office or driving. The buttocks press is notable in the prevention of hemorrhoids since it makes the anal sphincter muscles, the area where hemorrhoids tend to develop, become stronger and better toned.

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