Exercise role. In addition to more fiber in the diet or as a supplement and increased fluid intake, there is a need for increased exercise. Perhaps you have heard people refer to their 'morning constitutional walk'? They are referring to the fact that if they walk for 20 minutes in the morning after breakfast, that is common to have the bowels move appropriately. Good health!
Diet and OTC. The keys to preventing constipation are increasing water intake and fiber in the diet. Over the counter medications like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are pretty safe and quite effective in treating constipation.