Another great way to counteract the negative effects of sitting too much is to use an exercise ball instead of a chair. Moving our pelvis around on the ball is a great way to massage our digestive organs and help them do their job!
One way that I cope with busy days and not enough Me-Time is with my "10-10-10 Rule". It takes just 15 minutes. It's 10 minutes of meditation and prayer with stretching (practicing letting go!), 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups (2 min) and then I have fun dancing to one of my favorite tunes (3 min)! It's not ideal - I'd love to spend longer at every stage of this - but it's what I can do today, it's easy to repeat and its better than nothing! Plus I start my day feeling a little refreshed and joyful from from the dancing.
My 10-10-10 Rule for busy days
10 min of Meditation and Prayer while Stretching
+ 10 push-ups (1 min)
+ 10 sit-ups (1 min)
+ Dance to a fun song (3 min)
= 15 minutes and feeling good!
So there you have it, 4 simple and DOABLE steps to support our digestion. If you found these tips helpful and are interested in a quick and straight-forward reboot of your digestion, try out the Guts to Heal 7 Day Challenge here.
It Takes Guts Nutrition
Katanne Belisle RHN
Gut Health Specialist
Whitehorse, YT, CAN
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