Jessica Simpson disclosed in a recent interview that she had been hospitalized for constipation. This revealed two things: one is that celebrities poop just like the rest of us, and the other is that constipation is no joke.
Doctors and nutritionists recommend going at least once a day, but that doesn’t happen for everyone. If it occurs for a prolonged period, it can have a serious impact (ahem) on your colon. Follow these tips to put the bathroom struggle to bed.
Fiber is your best friend when it comes to keeping things moving down below. Load up on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and legumes. It’s also helpful to throw in some natural laxatives like prunes, flaxseed, and psyllium husk.
Ever seen cement that hasn’t been mixed with enough water? Well, that’s what’s happening in your intestines. Hydration is super important to passing a number two, so drink, drink, drink! In fact, some people swear that drinking coffee makes them want to go.
Exercise All the Way
Regular exercise helps to stimulate your intestines and keeps your digestive system active. Basically, the more you move, the easier it is for your poop to move.