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9 Best Tips for Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis

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Class doing yoga in the park
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Skip high-intensity workouts during flares


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Talk to a friend while walking


Woman practicing yoga indoors
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Use yoga to de-stress and banish constipation


Pilates class
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Ease joint pain with Pilates


Women doing barre workout
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Hit the barre to increase muscle mass


High five at the gym.
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Communicate with your instructor


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Consider certain sports


Work out gear and smartphone.
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Try online workout programs


Smiling woman stretching at the gym.
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Find your personal rhythm


Mandy Patterson

Mandy Patterson

Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

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