Can anyone recommend and tips, or exercises for strengthening the abdomen without increasing the risk of developing a hernia? I have a permanent ileostomy (surgery in 2015), and would like to do what I can to strengthen my core. I'm a bigger guy that could stand to lose a few pounds. My acitivties have pretty much been limited to walking as much as I can, and yard work around the house. I am nervous about overdoing it with weights.....I want to try to prevent getting a hernia. Any info or tips would be appreciated!
This is my first post by the way. I must say this is a great community....I have learned a lot reading about other members experiences. You all are a selfless bunch, your words have helped me more than you will ever know!