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How does exercise contribute to a healthy GI system?

Moderate exercise improves the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Exercise strengthens the abdominal muscles and stimulates intestinal muscles to facilitate elimination from the bowels. Moderate exercise may benefit individuals with inflammatory bowel disease or liver disease. Intensive exercise, however, may interfere with nutritional absorption and waste elimination.

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