Making activity a daily part of your life can increase the diversity of our Gut Microbiome, as well as encourage the production of the Short Chain Fatty Acids we talked about yesterday. When we are more sedentary, so too is everything else in our bodies including our microbiome. The good news is we do not have to do an intense workout for hours on end in order to get the benefits from activity…although if you really want to get fit HIIT (High-intensity interval training) is the best way to go. But to improve our Microbiome, simple things like walking or jogging, cycling or swimming or even dancing, are easy cardio activities that can boost the amounts of beneficial microbes within us. The key is to make it a habit because like us, these microbes thrive when we choose to be habitually active.
God did not create us to just sit around like blobs, everything about us is meant to be active, and this is just another example of how movement can have major health benefits for us. Remember, the healthier our secret inhabitants, the healthier we are, so let’s get moving.
<>< Peace, Diane