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Healthy Habit: 5 Benefits of Walking After Meals

Healthy Habit: 5 Benefits of Walking After Meals

People often talk about wanting to fall asleep after eating. But there is an equally pleasant and much more useful activity, taking time for which after breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will feel a surge of strength and positivity - walking. And here's why you should go out into the fresh air after eating:

Improved digestion

Walking after eating can help stimulate digestive processes. Even leisurely walking speeds up the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract and helps prevent feelings of heaviness after eating.

Blood Sugar Control

Physical activity after eating carbohydrates can help lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity, which is especially beneficial for people with diabetes.

Reducing the risks of obesity

Walking after meals as a habit can help control weight as it burns excess calories and improves overall metabolism. Even if you're just walking slowly or walking the dog, you'll still burn calories.

Strengthening the heart and blood vessels

Physical activity helps strengthen your cardiovascular system, reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and promote overall heart health.

Psychological release

A walk after eating can help you relax, reduce stress and improve your mood (and taking into account the likelihood of meeting friends, acquaintances or neighbors on a walk, this beneficial effect increases many times over, because pleasant communication also charges with positive emotions). A short walk after dinner helps improve sleep and fall asleep faster. A good mood and fresh air are the best cure for insomnia.

Remember that the intensity and duration of the walk may vary depending on your physical activity and condition.