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Pumping iron speeds intestinal transit
Working out may help you work it through. New research suggests strength training may rev up gastrointestinal transit time--how long it takes for food to get from the mouth through the stomach and intestines.
In a study of seven healthy but untrained men undergoing a 13-week strength-training program, bowel transit time accelerated by roughly 56 percent , compared to a no-exercise period before training (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, April 1992).