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How Exercising in Your Home in Alabama Changes Your Gut Microbiota




Bacteria in your gut is important for your overall health. These bacteria, also known as gut microbiota,  can be affected by many things including aerobic exercise. The Gut Authority wants to show you how the diverse microbiota in your gut can decrease your chances of developing many health issues such as leaky gut, autoimmune diseases and conditions that may originate as a result of a leaky gut, and so much more.

What is the gut?

Your gut also is known as your gastrointestinal system and is a group of organs that include your mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, colon, and rectum. This system has many important roles in supporting and protecting the overall health and wellness of your body . These go beyond simply digesting and absorbing food and removal of waste products from the body.

Gut Microbiota and Why It Is Important

Gut microbiota is the entire colony of bacteria that live inside your gastrointestinal system, both good and bad. Your health greatly depends on the condition of your gut microbiota. Keeping a diverse population of good bacteria in your gut means our bodies can process and remove all the waste from your bodies and function the way it is supposed to.

When your body has an imbalance of gut microbiota, it can cause or contribute to problems such as:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Leaky gut
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune problems
  • Obesity
  • Many inflammation conditions
  • And much more….

This is why it is so important to take care of your gut and gut microbiota.

Exercise and Your Gut Health

We all know that exercise is good for our health. In recent studies, participants took part in a supervised aerobic exercise program.  Half of the participants were obese, half were lean and all participants lived a sedentary lifestyle.

Gut health was monitored before the exercise program began, after it was over, and then again when participants were asked to go back to their sedentary lifestyle. The results showed a definite increase in gut microbiota, specifically butyrate.

Butyrate is also known as the anti-inflammatory fat. It is a short chain fatty acid that not only helps maintain healthy intestinal lining, it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. This could mean possible protection from colon cancer and autoimmune diseases.

What This Means for Us

The evidence is overwhelming: exercising is good for your gut. Apart from what you eat, a good exercise program will help you maintain a healthy gut. A simple 30 minutes a day of aerobic exercise can have huge impacts on your overall health.

Research indicates that exercise can possibly help put inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s in remission. With its ability to significantly raise butyrate levels, exercise is good for your intestinal lining. This plays an important role in possibly warding off colon cancer and healing a leaky gut.

Help Prevent Cancer

We hear constantly from our doctors and other professionals that exercise can help prevent cancer. Now, we have the proof that suggests that the choice to do aerobic exercise can help to prevent colon cancer. It can also help reduce or even prevent inflammatory conditions associated with cancers,  because the increased gut microbiota has the ability to reduce inflammation.

Cycle of Exercise and Leaky Gut in Weight Loss

Generally speaking, if you want to lose weight, you usually start exercising and eating a healthier diet. What we may not realize with that choice to exercise,  is that it is more than just burning calories. Dietary food choices and conditions that contribute to the formation of a leaky gut can also increase your body fat, lower your energy levels, and cause you to feel hungry all the time.

Exercise increases your gut microbiota and butyrate levels, which means that exercise, along with appropriate dietary changes and supplementation, can over time help to heal your leaky gut. If you maintain the active lifestyle, then not only will you get to experience a wide range of other health benefits, you will have less of a battle losing weight. Imagine lower body fat and fewer hunger cues simply because you have healed your gut.

Let Us Help Bring Your Gut Back to Health

The Gut Authority wants you to live that energetic and healthy life you crave for yourself. You don’t have to deal with low energy and constant hunger anymore. Call us today and we can help get you started on your journey to the life you deserve.