What Is the Impact Of Stress/Anxiety On Gut Health?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What is the impact of stress/anxiety on gut health? I am sure this is a cliché to you, and you have heard this before that the mind is a powerful thing. And that the mind controls the health of the body. Well, it does, and our anxiety and our stress can affect the health of our gut and the health of our digestive system. That is why it is important to try to minimize stress in your life. And stay away from things that cause you unnecessary stress. Unnecessary stress can cause you unnecessary health issues.

What is the impact of stress/anxiety on gut health?

There are three types of stress that can affect the health of your gut.

  • Chronic Stress- This is a type of stress that lingers over a prolonged period that can cause Gastrointestinal disorders and irritable bowel syndrome,
  • Short Term Stress- This type of stress which is a short amount of stress can lead to a loss of appetite and small digestive issues but nothing major because the stress is minimal.
  • Long Term Stress can give you constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach and digestive issues.

To improve digestion, you need to figure out constructive ways on how to manage the stress properly.

One of the best ways to manage stress is:

  • Try to meditate for about 10 minutes. Just close your eyes and think positive thoughts and inhale and exhale for one minute and try doing those ten times. Just doing that for 10 minutes as soon as you wake up in the morning will help relieve any stress or tension you may have.
  • Going for a quick fitness cardio workout outdoors like a jog or a walk for 30 minutes. That is a fantastic way to relieve and manage stress. You will feel so much better after a good fitness outdoor cardio workout such as a jog or walk.
  • Doing a yoga class for like 20 to 30 minutes a day a couple of times a week is a terrific way to relax, detox and relive stress.
  • Going to a fitness gym and weightlifting for about 40 to 45 minutes a day a couple of days a week is an effective way to manage your stress. All that anger, emotion and or tension that you have you can take it out on the weights. I’ve done this before many times, and I always feel so much better. And any stress I had before I was weightlifting feels so much smaller than what it was before.

What is the impact of stress/anxiety on gut health?

What foods can improve your gut health?

  • Fruits and vegetables can also improve your gut health such as banana, apples asparagus, broccoli, spinach, onions, garlic.

So, what have we learned? We learned that stress and anxiety can cause serious gut issues, but we also learned that we could control and manage our depression and anxiety and stress with fitness, workout, and meditation.

“Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress.”

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