7 Ways to Improve Your Digestion Naturally
When you’re suffering from gut issues, a great place to start is making a few lifestyle changes that can make a huge impact on your brain, gut and skin. Here are seven free things you can start doing tomorrow!
Move for 30 minutes a day
Workout plans are complicated. Gyms are expensive. Try and build just 30 minutes of moving into your day. Walk while on a work call. Wake up before your family and go for a run. Stretch for 30 minutes before bed.
This is a loaded one, but it’s so important. Stress can cause migraines, gut issues and skin problems. Meditate, take a bath, do yoga, get outside, read a book, log offline. Build these into your schedule just as you would a work meeting.
Eat a high fiber, whole food diet
It’s no surprise that changing up your diet can help improve your gut. Even if you don’t know if you have any food aversions just yet, you can start focusing on eating fruits and vegetables plus lean meats. Avoiding artificial sweeteners and processed foods will help improve your overall health.
Drink sufficient water
Many people don’t drink enough water. You should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water per day. Hydration helps your digestive system function properly so it’s an integral part of helping your gut feel it’s best.
Eat slowly and on a schedule
Nowadays, we’re eating in front of a screen while we work, watch TV or sit on our phones. Try practicing mindful eating. Turn off electronics while you eat and chew your food slowly and intentionally. Drink water and take breaths for optimal digestion.
Focus on high quality sleep
People who don’t get good quality sleep each night are more likely to suffer from stomach issues. Try to develop a sleep routine and identify your natural sleep rhythms. This evening reset it imperative for your digestive system to function properly in the morning.
Avoid smoking, drinking and excess caffeine
We all have vices, but consistent drinking, smoking can be detrimental for overall health. Coffee has also been proven to inflame gut issues due to its acidity so it’s good to avoid it all together if you are having gut problems.
Try to incorporate these 7 tactics into your life tomorrow! You’re guaranteed to see improvements in your overall health and wellness. This is a great kickstart to your gut health journey.
If you are still not feeling your best, you can try out our GoodGut Program. The program is based on the functional medicine approach to gut health and it is designed to rebuild and restore gut health long term. We offer a roadmap to relieving digestive symptoms and strengthening the gut against future invaders.