Microbes and Exercise

While many of us know that the food we eat can affect the microbial community in our gut, did you know that exercise also plays a role in gut health?

Multiple studies have provided evidence that exercising at least three times a week can enrich microbial diversity, improve gut barrier functions, modulate mucosal immunity and stimulate microbes to produce beneficial compounds such as short chain fatty acids. Although more research is needed to understand the mechanisms behind the association between exercise and gut health, exercise is beneficial!

To learn more check out these articles below:

-https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254616300163

-https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357536/

-https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/exercise-changes-our-gut-microbes–but-how-isnt-yet-clear-66281

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