Exercise-and-liver-health

5 Ways to Exercise Your Liver

Exercise is good for you in more ways than one. When you exercise it can improve your health, give you energy, and help relieve stress. Exercising is especially beneficial for your liver. Though the liver can regenerate itself, it still needs help to get and stay healthy.

Why is exercise good for my liver?

Exercising and staying physically active can help keep your liver healthy by maintaining your body weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial in ensuring your liver is functioning properly. Research has even suggested that exercise can prevent and reverse fatty liver disease.

What exercises are good for my liver?

There are plenty of exercises that you can do to help you keep your liver stay healthy, some harder than others. According to author and hepatologist Dr. Melissa Palmer, including aerobic exercises and weight-bearing exercise in your program is ideal for a healthy liver.

Some aerobic exercises include:

Walking

 

Walking is a great exercise that can help you maintain a healthy weight which is essential for optimal liver function. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine even suggested that walking can increase a person's life span.

Swimming

Like any muscle in the body, the liver needs to build strength and endurance and swimming is the perfect exercise. It also helps to maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and is fun to do!

Dancing

Aerobic exercise involves repetition, increases your heart rate, and increases oxygen intake to organs like the liver. Some aerobic exercises can become boring, but dancing is a great, enjoyable exercise that also give you a full body workout, increases oxygen intake and helps to maintain a healthy weight.

Jogging

Researchers have found that a high metabolism from biking and jogging could prevent or delay significant liver injury. It is also another great way to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy heart.

Weight training

Weight training can improve your overall strength and prevents the buildup of extra fat that can lead to fatty liver or can be a result of NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis). It can also help build lean muscle and delay muscle wasting that may occur during advanced stages of liver disease.

Exercise is an important tool for your health and can be a major factor in the prevention or treatment of liver disease. How much you exercise, the types of exercises you do, and how well you take care of yourself are all keys to having a healthy liver and healthy life.

Besides being physically active and adhering to a healthy diet, understanding your liver health can be useful in the prevention and treatment of liver disease.

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Sources:

  1. Love Your Liver - Exercise
  2. The Effect of Exercise on Liver Function
  3. Walking and Weight Loss for a Healthy Liver
  4. Swimming Health Benefits

 

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