Constipation; it’s something most of us suffer from at one point or another and for some folks, it can be something that happens pretty frequently. The good news is, it can often be prevented or at least eased a bit when it happens without the use of medications both over the counter and otherwise. There are lots of natural ways to get over constipation. So, no pun intended, but let’s get thing moving (OK, maybe a little bit of a pun!) with some natural ways to relieve constipation when it happens.
Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation
Eat more fiber. This is something you will hear doctors say over and over. That you need to give fiber a chance. It is by far the best way to prevent constipation and if you are currently suffering from it, adding some extra into your diet can really help. Try things like apples as they have a lot of fiber and it works pretty quickly to help keep things on the move. Just don’t eat too many. Give it time to work.
Give the Squatty Potty a try. I’m serious. And, I’m not even being paid to endorse this. We bought a squatty potty a few months back and swear by it now. Going #2 is so much easier now and we virtually never have constipation. The squatty potty works by putting your feet up onto it while sitting on the toilet to mimic the natural position of squatting and allowing your bowls to unkink themselves for easier going.
Try Epsom salts. Some folks say you can mix a small amount of Epsom salts with warm water and drink it for relief. I personally have never tried it but I bet it would work if I could get over the salt water taste.
Have a cup of Joe or some Ginger Tea. If you are a coffee drinker, you know what it can do for your digestion. If you are suffering from constipation, make yourself a cup of coffee or ginger tea. Both should do the trick.
Get moving to get things moving. Exercise can actually help you when you are suffering from constipation. Just getting up for a walk can do wonders. It can be kind of uncomfortable to move around a lot if you have some blockage going on, but it can help get things moving if you can just take some time and do a short burst of exercise.
Drink more water. Other than not having enough fiber in your diet, not drinking enough water can also be a leading cause of constipation as well. Make sure you are getting more water than you think you need and especially more if the weather is warm out.
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