How Sitting Still Could Put Your Health at Risk…
In the last decade, the prevalence of the sedentary lifestyle has grown exponentially due to “busy lifestyle” culture. Many of us spend more time with our screens, and less with traditional leisure activities such as sports and outdoor activities.
I know that I for one, am guilty.
And that data has come in showing that this is having a severe impact on physical health.
Sitting still for too long can have a negative effect on your health, from an increased risk of obesity to heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
Moreover, our reliance on fast food and processed meals further worsens the problem. Another concerning consequence of our sedentary lifestyle is the heightened prevalence of constipation and IBS.
"Why is this happening?"
The answer is simpler than you may think. When we become less active, muscle contractions that normally help to move food through the digestive tract slow down and become more sporadic. This leads to a decrease in the amount of water and electrolytes that are absorbed from food. The end result: chronic constipation.
People who suffer from chronic constipation may experience an overall lack of energy, a feeling of fatigue, and irritability amongst other more severe symptoms (on top of just feeling uncomfortable all the time).
Constipation can lead to abdominal pain, bloating, and an inability to pass stool. When this progresses, it can ultimately lead to serious medical problems, such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and rectal prolapse. These are not words you want to hear from your doctor as they can be very uncomfortable, painful, and sometimes dangerous.
The good news is: this is a preventable, and often reversible condition.
If you’re looking for an easy and natural way to manage constipation caused by a sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise, psyllium husk is perhaps the best all-natural option.
Psyllium husk is a bulk forming laxative that is a soluble fiber derived from the seeds of Plantago ovata. When psyllium husk is ingested, it absorbs water in the gut and forms a gel-like substance that softens stools and makes them easier to pass. This gel-like substance also helps to lubricate the stool, making it easier to pass through the intestines.
The main benefit of using psyllium husk...
is that it works naturally and gently to relieve constipation, without harsh chemicals or side effects. This makes it a great choice for people who are looking for a natural way to relieve constipation. It is also a great option for people who are sensitive to traditional laxatives, such as those who have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
A study published in the journal Microorganisms found that psyllium husk can help to improve the composition and function of the gut microbiome in chronically constipated women.
In addition to its constipation-relieving properties, studies have shown psyllium husk to lower cholesterol levels, reduce blood pressure, and improve overall heart health.
But not all psyllium husk supplements are created equal. To ensure that you’re getting the best possible results, it’s important to choose a high-quality product from a reputable brand like Terra Health Essentials. Terra Health Essentials makes Detox Cleanse in a convenient pill form that you can easily integrate into your daily routine.
And as a thank you for making it this far in my article,
The product also includes 3 other key ingredients (Gotu Kola, Milk Thistle & Turmeric) that work to detoxify the vital organs of the body. This ensures that not only are you getting rid of bodily waste as you should, but you’re also providing support to life-saving organs, such as the liver.
The one thing I would suggest though, is to act FAST! Terra Health’s Detox Cleanse has been so popular in fact that it recently sold out completely over the holidays!
But the good news is: it’s back in stock!
1) Review of pathogenesis and management of constipation: http://www.tropicalgastro.com/articles/28/3/Review-of-pathogenesis-and-management-of-constipation.html
2) Risk factors for chronic constipation based on a general practice sample: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0002927003002399
3) ABC or colorectal disease. Constipation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1881807/
4) Constipation in older people: A consensus statement: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijcp.12920