This article will discuss many of the ways to help get those bowels moving and decrease the chances of becoming constipated. Note that the human body is a complex system and therefore is hard to figure out directly. So, if you feel that you are constipated be sure to consult your doctor. So, the three most fundamental aspects of preventing constipation are drinking fluids â€“ mainly water, including fiber in the diet, and exercising. Most of these fundamental steps that are often used to treat or prevent constipation are quite easy to understand. The first is exercise. Peristalsis is the mass movements in the intestines, is what helps to move waste along. Peristalsis is usually stimulated by movement and eating. Sure, there are probably several others, but these are the only ones that I have heard of. So this why many of us have a bowel movement when we first wake up in the morning. Does that make sense? When we first wake up we move around a bit, take a shower, and eat some breakfast. So right there, two fundamentals have been employed. Water is another good one. Water or fluids help to keep the bowels moist and therefore easier to pass a long. This one makes sense as well. A dry, harder stool would not pass as easily as a moist one. Man, I cant believe we are talking about stuff like this. Anyways, fiber is something we have all heard of. Fiber is a bulk forming agent and helps to prevent constipation. Now that we have covered those fundamental preventative measures, lets talk about a few others.
Now, avoiding the urge to defecate is something that many of us do on a daily basis. Many times we are busy and simply do not have the time to go to the bath room so we avoid the urge to have a bowel movement. However, it easy pretty easy why this is not a good idea with regards to constipation. The last preventative constipation measure has to do with posture when going to the bathroom. Believe it or not, getting into different positions can ease having a bowel movement. Which position do you this is better for having a bowel movement â€“ sitting on a toilet or laying in a bed with a bed pan under you? The first one sounds better to me. This position is useful when trying to have a bowel movement. The contents of this article are for information purposes only. Contact a medical professional for any questions that you have.