3 Gut Healing Exercises You Can Do at Home


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We’ve already discussed how the right kind of exercise can really help to improve your health and speed up the Leaky Gut healing process. So I want to share with you just a few of the great exercises that I use to help stimulate the nervous system and help the body to start healing faster.

And you can do these simple exercises in the comfort of your own home.

Keep in mind that these exercises are not meant to be performed rigorously or to the point of exhaustion. Instead they are meant to be performed in a controlled manner with more of a focus on your breathing.

The goal is to positively stimulate your nervous system which will also give you the added benefit of increased energy levels and a better sense of wellbeing.

Also note that exercises like these are also known to release endorphins which will positively impact your mood and improve symptoms of depression.

Please use extreme caution when performing any sort of exercise including the following. If you suffer from any type of back pain, neck pain, or sciatica then there are some good all natural programs to help you overcome the pain before performing these exercises.

Otherwise, here are the exercises…

1. Prone Cobra

The prone cobra is a great exercise for opening up and increasing mobility in the thoracic spine. This one exercise can greatly increase your energy levels.

Lie face down with your arms at your sides.

Take a deep slow breath and as you inhale, lift your chest off the ground while squeezing your shoulder blades together and rotating your arms so that your palms face away from your body and your thumbs are pointed up.

Keep your head and neck in line being careful not to tilt your head back while keeping your toes on the ground.

Hold this position until you need to breathe out and exhale slowly as you slowly lower your chest back to the floor.

If you feel stress on your low back, then squeeze your buttocks together before initiating the movement.

Watch this video – Prone Cobra Exercise

2. Hip Extension

This is another exercise that is great for the nervous system, especially if you haven’t exercised properly in a while.

Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and knees bent with feet flat on the floor.

Slowly lift your hips off the ground by squeezing your buttocks and pushing your heels into the ground.

Be sure that your knees stay in line with your hips and ankles and don’t flare out or in.

Slowly drop your hips back down to the ground.

If you feel stress on your low back, then squeeze your buttocks together before initiating the movement.

Watch these 2 videos –

How to do a Hip Extension Exercise

7 Tight Hip Stretches

3. Wood Chop

This exercise is great for increasing intra-abdominal pressure which can stimulate digestion. It’s also great for stress relief.

Stand up straight with your arms by your side.

As you inhale, bring your arms up over your head with hands together.

As you exhale, bring your arms down and bending at the waist in the same motion as if you were chopping wood with an axe.

As the movement ends naturally, pause for a brief second before returning to your standing position.

You can alternate your chopping motion to the right, left, or center.

Watch this video – How to do a Wood Chop

Depending on your physical condition and state of health, these simple exercises might seem extremely easy or extremely challenging. Either way, they will still provide the same benefit to help you achieve your overall goal of helping your body to heal your gut.

For some more gut healing exercises, watch this video – Yoga for Gut Health

Author Bio:

Karen Brimeyer is a nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and health consultant. She has helped over a hundred personal clients heal their leaky gut, digestive problems, lose weight, and resolve their chronic symptoms and conditions.

She is the owner of Optimal Self-Healing in Tampa Bay Florida, a private nutrition and health consultation business and author of the Leaky Gut Cure program.

Karen has worked with a wide variety of populations from new moms to athletes overcome their health problems and achieve optimal health.

Karen found her passion for nutrition as a teenager. While striving to achieve optimal health by following the widely accepted diet and nutrition tips of the media and conventional medicine, she found her own health declining rapidly with the development leaky gut which led to digestive problems and chronic fatigue.

Unwilling to accept her situation, she set out to determine the truth about health which led her through her own research as well as studying and working with some of the best holistic doctors and holistic practitioners in the fields of nutrition, functional medicine, and life coaching.

She has since applied her knowledge with herself to overcome her own leaky gut and achieve an unprecedented level of health and wellbeing. Her happy and healthy pregnancy and now two-year old son, TJ, are a testament to the health she has achieved.

To find out more about this program, click on Leaky Gut Cure

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