Ulcerative ColitisLifestyle

5 Fixes for Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis

woman doing leg weight exercises
Jonathan Borba

Strong happy group of young people at gym.

The Benefits of Exercise With UC

Women on treadmill.

The UC Issue: You feel that urgent need to go while you’re on the treadmill

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William Choquette

The fix: Use HIIT to your advantage

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Amin Sujan

The UC Issue: You're at a yoga class and you have an accident

man packing gym bag

The Fix: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst with UC

Worried woman.

The UC Issue: You want to go to the gym but have chronic diarrhea

Fitness group training on cycling machines

The Fix: Know your best options for working out with UC

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Bruno Aguirre

The UC Issue: You're too fatigued to exercise

woman reading book on couch
Nathan Dumlao

The Fix: Rest when you need to

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The UC Issue: You need to put weight on — not lose it

muscular woman holding weights
Alora Griffiths

The Fix: Exercise helps you gain weight gain with UC

Man drinking water.

Here's What to Remember When Exercising With UC

Erin L. Boyle

Erin L. Boyle


Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is an award-winning freelance medical writer and editor with more than 15 years’ experience. She’s traveled the world for a decade to bring the latest in medical research to doctors. Health writing is also personal for her: she has several autoimmune diseases and migraines with aura, which she writes about for HealthCentral. Learn more about her at Follow her on Twitter @ErinLBoyle.