Sport & exercise with a stoma
Exercising makes your everyday life easier to manage. Especially in the months after your surgery, where it can really help speed up the recovery, as the physical activity gives you more energy and makes you stronger and better equipped to cope with illnesses. Furthermore, exercise can prevent complications that may otherwise occur from sitting or lying down too long.
Being fit can make your pouch fit even better
A great side effect of exercising – and for many people the main reason for exercise in the first place – is weight-loss or weight-maintenance. Depending on the shape of your stoma a firmer, flatter abdomen could make it easier to get a tight fit from your ostomy appliance, thereby minimizing leakage risks. So by exercising and losing weight there is a good chance you can reduce some of the problems you might have otherwise had.