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How does exercise help with digestion? I thought if you exercise, sympathetic nervous system will inhibit digestion.

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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: It helps

Stimulates the nervous system.

In brief: It helps

Stimulates the nervous system.
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Its timing

Exercising immediately after meals may result in issues such as abdominal cramping or heartburn in some people.
Sympathetic stimulation can be helpful for intestinal motility and may be helpful for constipation.

In brief: Its timing

Exercising immediately after meals may result in issues such as abdominal cramping or heartburn in some people.
Sympathetic stimulation can be helpful for intestinal motility and may be helpful for constipation.
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