Health Tip: Establish Healthy Bowel Habits

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(HealthDay News) -- Your digestive system plays a key role in your overall health.

To keep it running smoothly, the University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions:

  • Adhere to a regular eating schedule each day, and keep portion sizes similar for each meal.
  • Eat breakfast every morning.
  • Maintain a healthy diet rich in both soluble and insoluble fibers.
  • Limit caffeine, but do drink plenty of decaffeinated beverages.
  • Get exercise each day, preferably at the same time.

-- Diana Kohnle

MedicalNews
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