Stomach bloating is a common condition that’s affected most people at some point in their lifetime.
The condition can make the stomach feel swollen and puffy, and can lead to feeling generally uncomfortable.
You could develop a bloated stomach by eating too much food in one go, talking with your mouth full of food, or even by eating certain foods.
But if you develop a swollen belly this festive period, after eating a big Christmas dinner, you could relieve stomach pain by doing these exercises.
Cardio exercises could help to get rid of stomach bloating, according to medical website LiveStrong.
The exercises include walking, swimming, cycling, jogging or even stair-climbing.
They help gas to pass through the digestive system, it said. Just 25 minutes of exercise could help to relieve bloating pain.
“Lack of physical activity can result in constipation and cause you to experience abdominal bloating,” said LiveStrong.
“Participate in a form of cardio exercise for a minimum of 10 minutes to find relief.
“Increase the time of your cardio workouts until you are exercising 25 to 30 minutes three to five times per week.
“Since you are likely to feel bloated in the stomach area, core-training exercises can help you feel less self-conscious about your belly while experiencing symptoms.
“Examples of exercises you can do to work the abdominals include sit-ups, crunches, bicycle manoeuvre, pelvic tilts and pelvic lifts.”
Perform each exercise 12 times, over three sets, added the medical website.
People that exercise are generally better at expelling trapped wind from their body, scientists have claimed.
Trapped wind is a key cause of stomach pains and is common in patients with stomach bloating, they said.
Your stomach bloating could be caused by standing up while you eat, or by chewing gum.
Swallowing air may also lead to trapped wind, said the NHS. You could swallow air by talking and eating at the same time, or even by using a straw while drinking.
Eating regular meals and downsizing your portion sizes should help to ward off painful stomach swelling.
You should see a GP if your bloating symptoms persist, said the NHS.
Bloating, and persistently feeling full, are key signs of ovarian cancer, it added.