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Movement and Your Gut

Movement and Your Gut

You might be surprised to learn that the way (and how much) you move has an effect on your microbiome. Your gut microbiome is the collection of bacteria (probiotics) and other microbes in your intestines that affect your health in many ways.

A study in the Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity journal shows that exercise modifies your gut microbiota with positive health effects. Some of these positive effects include:

  • Reduction of weight and obesity-associated health issues
  • Reduction of gastrointestinal disorders
  • Stimulates bacteria which can protect against colon cancers

While exercise may not directly lead to weight reduction, its positive effects on your gut health just might.

When you get your body into better condition, you’re also improving gut bacteria. So, the more you move (like dancing, walking, or yoga), the healthier and stronger your gut microbiome may become.


Speak to the Live Well team at Pharmasave Summerland about how you can benefit from a healthy gut.


Dan Cassidy – Nutritional Product Advisor