5 Reasons to Go for a Walk After Eating

5 Reasons to Go for a Walk After Eating

If you can find the time, try to make a habit of walking after you eat. It doesn’t have to be more than 15 minutes, which is easily achievable even during a workday lunch break. While walking for such a short duration won’t burn off a sizeable amount of calories, the health benefits abound.

  1. Walking after a meal is scientifically proven to improve digestion and control blood sugar

  2. It helps accelerate the rate of digestion

  3. In people with high blood sugar levels (diabetes, pre-diabetes), walking for 20 minutes after a meal helps take the edge off the blood sugar spike

  4. Three short walks after each meal are better for blood sugar control than one long walk during the day.

  5. Walking helps to clear the mind, and improves mood.

Important note: You need to walk after eating, not while you are eating.

In8Life/Tressler Chiropractic


Article From Fooducate July Newsletter

KISS Fact- It’s a good idea to find a buddy to go for a walk with, a friend, a neighbor, family members, whoever.  Sometimes if you have another person, the two of you hold each other accountable and you both have a better chance to do keep it up. Also you’re helping someone else get healthy, too.

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