Men’s Health: Doctors reveal 9 best health hacks for 2017

Saying you want to get healthy isn’t going to mean much if you don’t know how exactly you’re going to put that into play, according to Men’s Health magazine. So writer Elizabeth Millard asked 9 doctors across the U.S. – including Dr. Satish S.C. Rao, director of the Digestive Health Center at Augusta University – to share some of their best advice for making 2017 a healthier year.
Rao’s biggest tip? Train yourself to have regular bowel movements at the same time each day, preferably the morning, to prevent constipation.

Routine potty time can help reduce constipation, Rao told Men’s Health.

“The colon is primed to empty itself within the first hour of waking,” he says. “But you may also see more activity an hour or so after meals.” (Drinking coffee can also make you poop, too.)

Check out this and other Men’s Health tips for 2017.

Men’s Health: Doctors Reveal the 9 Best Health Hacks For 2017
Dec. 29, 2016
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Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or

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