Exercise Your Liver!


...elusive dreamer
Apr 5, 2009
Importance of doing exercise for your liver...http://www.healthyfellow.com/1788/prescription-2014-exercise-your-liver/#more-1788

A review in the November 2014 issue of the European Journal of Applied Physiology reports that, “regular, moderate physical activity enhances liver health” in part by improving blood flow to the liver, lowering inflammation, supporting hepatic carbohydrate metabolism and, ultimately, lowering fat build up in this vital organ.

In one study, walking on a treadmill for a total of 40 minutes (5 minute warm up, 30 minute walking, 5 minute cool down) three-times weekly was enough to reduce various inflammatory markers and elevated liver enzymes in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) – an inflammatory disease that causes liver scarring and can lead to cirrhosis.

Other trials have concluded that non-competitive aerobic training is also an effective adjunct for those living with chronic hepatitis C. As a bonus, improvements in insulin sensitivity, oxidative capacity and psychological well-being were noted in much of the research.

These findings provide adequate cause to recommend moderate aerobic exercise for virtually anyone who is interested in properly caring for their liver.