exercising the wrong way
You can still exercise with hemorrhoidal discomfort, just avoid exercises that bother your butt. Avoid exercises that increase pressure to that region like horseback riding, bicycling or weightlifting. The pressure from these exercises could cause a flare-up.
exercising the right way
Some exercises can help reduce your risk of flare-ups by stimulating bowel function and/or toning the rectal area. Stimulating bowel function limits constipation. Exercises that boost your heart rate increase blood flow to your rectal area. This strengthens supportive tissue and delivers nutrients and oxygen to inflamed areas to help relieve flare-ups.
Moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking for 20 minutes a day, can stimulate bowel function as well as enhance blood flow and muscle tone. Other beneficial cardio activities include running, swimming, and aerobics.
Certain exercises, such as yoga, enhance muscle tone and may reduce your symptoms and risk of flare-ups. To strengthen and tone the pelvic and anal muscles, try Kegel exercises.
Kegel exercises can help women strengthen their pelvic floor as well as anal and rectal muscles after childbirth. This can help aid in digestion and prevent constipation. To do a Kegel exercise, tighten your vaginal muscles, hold it for a few seconds, release and repeat several times. It’s a discrete exercise you can do almost anywhere.
Please consult your healthcare provider before undertaking any new exercise activity