Walking and aerobic activity in general help keep up your bowel motility. Keeping things moving lowers the chance of stuff stagnating and getting infected in your diverticula (according to two physicians I've talked to and one dietician). So, walking and hiking is excellent. Jogging is probably okay if it's not painful for you.
I do some pseudo yoga as part of Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer video series. I have to avoid the yoga vids when I'm in a flare-up phase as it's just too painful. Same goes for ab crunches, etc.
I'm currently on liquids as my bowel went south on me last weekend. I've been able to exercise every day except for the first day I was ill. I got in one hour of cardio yesterday and an hour and a half of cross country hiking. I did half an hour of step aerobics this morning and lifted weights over lunch, but avoided the ab crunches as the tummy region is still tender.
I find that I recover more quickly from flare-ups when I exercise, so I try to push myself regardless of how I feel so long as the pain is manageable.
Anyhow, that's my 2 cents coming from a non-doctor.
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