Have you ever noticed that after a great workout you sometimes have to hustle to the bathroom? There’s good reason for it – getting your heart pumping helps increase blood flow and oxygen circulation throughout your body.
Blood and oxygen are necessary to aid in digestion and keep muscles (even those in your intestines) healthy. So, when you’re working on your abs, triceps and hamstrings – you’re also giving your intestinal muscles a workout which gets things moving, and may result in a visit to the bathroom.
Your digestive system includes your stomach, esophagus, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestines and bowels. Your digestive system is responsible for breaking down the food you eat into the nutrients and energy your body needs to function properly. The normal time for digestion of the food is usually 24 hours to 72 hours. Exercising helps to improve the digestion process.
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