4 Exercises to Boost Digestive Health
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Keeping Things Moving

You already know you should get enough exercise to maintain a healthy body. But did you know that physical activity also helps your digestive system work the way it should? Read on to learn about four exercises that keep digestion moving.

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  2. Fecal Incontinence. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/fecalincontinence/
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