9. LEARN TO MANAGE STRESS:
Too much stress or anxiety can cause your digestive system to go into overdrive state. Stress has a direct effect on digestive health. Build time for relaxation into your daily routine.
Stress casts several negative impacts on the health of the digestive system. It disturbs the speed of food passage, which is exhibited by symptoms such as constipation and diarrhea. Nervousness leads to diarrhea. Stress can increase the acidity of the stomach and is one of the leading causes of peptic ulcer, as it stimulates overproduction of gastric acid, which can worsen the condition in those having a positive history of stomach ulcer.
Chronic cases of tension and mental stress either produce a reduced appetite (causing unnecessary weight loss and weakness) or over eating (causing weight gain and obesity).