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Isn’t being constipated just the worst feeling? Even if you don’t look bloated, you just feel off—like you’re carrying a bowling ball inside of your stomach. It can cause cramps and even sharp pains. It can give you severe side aches when you exercise—remember everything, including your intestines, jiggle when you jog and having full intestines can be uncomfortable. I certainly don’t feel sexy when I’m constipated. I’ve even canceled sex with my poor partner because I was feeling so backed up. I’ve even cancelled plans to go out because I was so constipated. Those who never struggle with it, just don’t get it, but those who do know that when you’re constipated, it’s really all you can think about. It’s this problem hovering over your head that you have to fix before you can think about anything else. But, if you don’t want to turn to laxatives because they can be addictive and have other side effects, and you are so backed up that you don’t want to eat any food, even if it has laxative effects, here are food-free and laxative-free ways to relieve constipation.


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Take a hot bath

A hot bath has a way of relaxing your entire body. You know it because you feel so at ease after a hot bath. It can also relax the stomach muscles and loosen up stool from the outside in. Since you partially lean back in the bath, it also puts your spine in a more natural position, taking pressure off of your intestines and promoting movement.

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