Last week I told you about 8 Ways to Survive the Holidays with IBS or IBD. Today I have 19 Quick Workouts to Release Holiday Digestive Distress.
I don’t care what anyone says, when it comes to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), movement is critical. I believe in it so much that one of my 2013 goals is to move in some way, shape or form each and every single day – even if it’s only for 10 minutes (more on this soon)!
You don’t have to wait until 2013 to implement this now. As a matter of fact, starting it now will help you survive the holidays and not be faced with (as much) digestive distress.
19 quick workouts to release holiday digestive distress
- 10-20 minutes HIIT running (anywhere)
- 40 battle rope slams + 1-minute jump rope + 30 mountain climbers (3 rounds) (probably a gym)
- 12-minute full body plank workout (via purelytwins)
- 10-20 minutes walk -> try to go outside to breathe in the fresh air and to take in the moment (anywhere)
- 25 push ups + 10 box jumps + 20 hanging knee up (3 rounds) (anywhere)
- 2 small hill runs + 20 hanging knee ups + 20 kettlebell swings (3 rounds) (probably a gym)
- interval planks (via funandfit)
- 1-minute jump rope + 25 jumping jacks + 25 sit ups (3 rounds) (anywhere)
- 20 jump split squats + 25 push ups + 20 kettlebell swings + 20 spider crunches (3 rounds) (if you have a kettlebell/db, anywhere)
- post-turkey tabata (via fitbetty)
- The Countdown Workout (via experiencelife.com) (anywhere)
- full body workout at home (via sprint2thetable) (anywhere)
- killer cardio intervals and amazing all abs workout (via fitknitchick) (anywhere)
- traveling WOD -> so many to choose from; a different one each day (via The Traveling WOD)
- wake up call workout (via colorful palate) (anywhere)
- Go for a 10-minute walk or run and then do several yoga twists, downward dogs, etc. The gut loves that twisting, turning and “squeezing” on the intestines. (anywhere)
- tons of workouts from the happy fit mama (just alter to however long you want)
- 5 quick #FitFluential resources for your everyday
- 1 minute of jumping jacks, jump rope or burpees + 1 minute of stretching + 1 minute of foam rolling (my digestive system loves this one) (3-5 rounds) (anywhere)
Side note: Thank you to all of my FitFluential friends for sharing with me so many great resources!
Update (2016): But also, do beware of too much activity. It’s true….you could be too tired to workout.
When it comes to healing the gut, “movement” is one of my top 3 “pillars” I use (holistically) to not only heal my own gut but those of my clients as well.
Move at your pace; the pace that feels right and comfortable for you.
Keep on movin’ to release any holiday digestive distress.
You can thank me later.
You will heal. I will help.