Did you know that the human intestine is ten times longer than the length of his body? Our digestive system is remarkably efficient. But what happen with the average 8-10 year old in the U.S. who spends around eight hours per day in front of a screen and have bowel movement problems? How to cure constipation caused by computers?
And I am talking about adults also because not only children are surrounded by cellphones, tablets or laptops.
So lets see what may help you in this situation:
- Try any of the following to compensate the lack of phisical activity: aerobics, cycling, swimming, dancing or football. I love dancing and swimming. So I don’t feel like I’m doing something specifically to avoid constipation.
- Make sure you always have a glass of water near you especially if you are eating processed foods most of the time.
- Go to the bathroom if you feel the need to poo. Don’t postpone! Not even for a half an hour. Not even for the most pleasant conversation you may have on facebook.
- Emotional and mental strain produce unfavorable conditions in the digestive system. For instance, if you like playing computer games, this can cause a lazy bowel movement.
- Before sitting in front of the screen, consider a breakfast with apricots, mangos, figs, papayas and water.
- Drink a cup of peppermint tea during your computer time. Peppermint contains menthol which has an antispasmodic effect on the digestive muscles.