I heard that stronger abs & stomach muscles can help digestion - which in turn could help UC I guess. If everythings digested really well by the time it gets to the colon, it might not cause so many problems? Just a theory....
Yes. It makes the abdomen calm down a bit. It's cleans out some of the toxins.
I also do Pilates and lots of sit ups. I have great stomach muscles. I think it helps, but not that much. In other words, Pilates, yoga, sit ups, and massage isn't going to make my Colitis flareup go into remission, but it does help. My abdomen feels a little bit better and less gassy after I exercise.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners