Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kate's Top 10 Tips for Managing Constipation on Holiday

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kate's Top 10 Tips for Managing Constipation on Holiday

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1. In the week before you go away, try and get a good bowel routine going. You don't want to go on holiday already constipated, as that might make you even more anxious.

2. As soon as you start travelling, whether by car, plane or boat, get up, stretch and walk around. The key is to get into a rhythm and don't sit down for long stretches.

3. It's easy to start drinking alcohol early while getting into the holiday spirit.

Try and have one glass of water for each alcoholic drink, and keep hydrated at all times. Being dehydrated can cause constipation and bloating.

Stay hydrated 4. Try and eat at the same time as at home, this will help you stick to your usual toilet regime.

5. Whatever the local cuisine, try and include fresh fruit, vegetables, some wholegrains and pulses. If you are struggling to find any fibre, eat apples or keep some oatcakes in your bag. …

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