Exercise increases one's immune system and stress levels, and depending on how hard one exercises, some exercises may trigger the autoimmune response.
i think if you take it slowly, more relaxed, the body will realise that exercise isn't a threat.
My take on it, anyway....and yes, many on here do exercise, but there are many who do come and relay the experience of hard exercise and UC symptonms.
Anyone can adjust an exercise routine to cause less stress on the body.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!