I’ve previously blogged about some exciting research that discovered that the higher your level of physical fitness, the greater the diversity of the bacteria in your gut. The meaning of this? That improved fitness correlates with a more healthy-looking bacterial array in the gut.
Now the more interesting question: if one was to begin a new exercise regimen, would s/he see a change, or improvement, in the diversity of bacteria in the gut. This is an interventionist trial and, thankfully, there’s a brand new one we can review (https://www.drperlmutter.com/study/exercise-alters-gut-microbiota-composition-and-function-in-lean-and-obese-humans/). Let’s dive in.