https://www.healthcentral.com/category/inflammatory-bowel-disease/tag/lifestyle

The Latest

Happy woman relaxing in bed

8 Ways to Sleep Better With Ulcerative Colitis

If you live with ulcerative colitis (UC), sleep probably doesn't come easy. Short of crashing on the bathroom floor, what can you do to help? Try these expert strategies.

By Rachel Zohn
woman doing leg weight exercises

Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis? Here Are 5 Fixes for Common Problems

Wondering what to do if chronic diarrhea slows you down while exercising, an accident happens while you’re at yoga, or you’re too tired to work out? These tips can help you get in your daily workout even with UC.

By Erin L. Boyle
metal fence in backyard

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With IBD

Living with UC means putting your health first. Here's how to set healthy boundaries with friends, family, and co-workers to keep your IBD under control.

By Jackie Zimmerman
woman's hand holding cell phone

Top 9 Apps to Help You Manage Ulcerative Colitis

Living with UC? There’s an app for that. These mobile apps can help you track your symptoms, sleep, food, and more.

By Mandy Patterson
white binders on white background

Ulcerative Colitis: Tips for Managing Records, Bills, and Paperwork

UC can bring planned and unplanned costs and paperwork. To help keep your stress level low, here are helpful strategies to make managing paperwork and finances easier.

By Mandy Patterson
open suitcase

Sleepovers With UC: Tips for Overnight Stays

Staying outside your own home and potentially sharing a bathroom can cause some awkward moments with IBD. Here’s how to handle it.

By Jackie Zimmerman
group of women cheers-ing with smoothies

10 Smoothies to Reduce Your Crohn's Disease Risk

A review of 19 studies reported a decreased risk of Crohn’s disease in people who ate more fruits and veggies and got more fiber. Here are some tasty smoothie recipes to help you meet your nutrition goals and reduce your Crohn's risk.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Organic Mediterranean diet for crohn's disease

Study Aims to Identify Diet to Help Manage Crohn's Disease

There's no specific "Crohn's-friendly diet," but this new study is looking to change that. Here's what you should know.

By Lara DeSanto
Promo Image

9 Ways to Be a Champion of Your Ulcerative Colitis

Is your UC in control of your life? Here are some ways to get back in the driver’s seat, according to people who’ve been there.

By Brian Greenberg
Promo Image

Ulcerative Colitis Patients Share Their Best Advice

Our IBD Facebook community was happy to offer up their collective wisdom.

By Jackie Zimmerman