Improve Your Gastrointestinal Health with Exercise
Gramercy Park Digestive Disease Center, also known as GPDDC, LLC specializes in the treatment of gastroenterology disorders. We serve patients throughout the New York City metropolitan area and beyond, including Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Nassau County, Staten Island, Westchester County and Connecticut. While we are always here to help you when you need us, there are many steps you can take on your own to improve your gastrointestinal health. One of the most important actions you can take is to exercise more.
How Does Exercise Help Gastrointestinal Health?
The message is clear when it comes to heart health: exercise makes a difference. But no one really talks about the importance of movement to keeping your gastrointestinal tract health.
Moving Keeps things Moving. Exercise helps your body digest food and move things through the intestines. Regular exercise can result in more regular bowel movements, less gastrointestinal pain, and better digestion. Even a simple walk after dinner three or four times a week can make a difference.
Moving Helps Regulate Weight. Regular exercise can also prevent you from gaining too much weight or growing obese. Weight is a contributing factor in several gastrointestinal disorders. By exercising regularly, you are better able to manage your weight and prevent gastrointestinal issues from becoming aggravated.
Exercise Reduces Stress. Many gastrointestinal disorders are aggravated by stress, from ulcers to GERD. Exercise – especially when you can get outside in the sunshine – is proven to reduce stress, reduce blood pressure, and relieve anxiety.
Exercise won’t cure gastrointestinal disorders, but it can help to minimize your symptoms and keep more aggravating symptoms under control. When you do need treatment, our center is home to experienced gastroenterology specialists who are dedicated to providing personalized endoscopic healthcare to meet the needs of our patients and their families. Using the latest endoscopic procedures performed at our state-of-the-art facility, our GI doctors can diagnose and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal problems, including acid reflux, heartburn, nausea, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea.
Gramercy Park Digestive Disease Center (GPDDC) is home to top NYC board-certified gastroenterology physicians, with extensive background in treating all types of gastrointestinal symptoms. Call (212) 979-3237 or click here to submit a contact form.