4 Surprising Habits That May Cause Hemorrhoids (+ Treatments)
Lack of exercise
As I said earlier, lifting heavy weights at the gym can have a negative impact on your rectum. However, not exercising at all can also increase your chances of having hemorrhoids – especially after the age of 50. According to Dr. David Greenwald, director of clinical gastroenterology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, ‘regular exercise—greater than 30 minutes per day of aerobic exercise—helps improve regular bowel functionality.’
If you want regular, healthy bowel movements, fiber must be a part of your daily meals. Usually, fast food and packaged snacks contain the least amount of fiber; therefore, the more processed foods you eat, the more likely you are to develop hemorrhoids.