Benefits Of Walking After Dinner

12/JULY /2023

Promotes Digestion 

Once you have had your meal, the body gets down to breaking down your food and digesting it. When you walk after a meal, it can promote stimulation of the stomach and intestines, causing food to move through more rapidly, thus helping in digestion.

Boosts Happy Hormone 

Apart from better digestion, physical activity helps in improving blood flow, increasing our heartbeat, and boosting the production of happy hormones in the body.

Regulates Blood Sugar 

According to the American Diabetes Association, a 10-minute walk post-dinner can improve blood glucose levels, as compared to other times during the day. Experts say regular post-meal walks can help lower the risk of insulin insensitivity.

Aids In Weight  Loss 

If you go off to sleep after a heavy dinner, it can lead to several health issues including weight gain. Walking after the meal will help boost metabolism and ensure you get enough exercise in and burn off some calories.

Lowers Stress Levels 

In today's fast-paced world, we often don't find time for physical activities. A brief walk in the park or around our apartments post-meal will get those endorphins flowing and lower our stress levels.

Improves Sleep Quality 

You might want to crash immediately after dinner, especially if you have had a long day, but make sure to walk, even if it's for 10 minutes. Otherwise, you may suffer from bloating and even heartburn 

Promotes Metabolism 

When you walk after eating, it can increase your metabolism. The physical activity ensures that our digestive system is working better, and thus our metabolism gets a boost.

Betters Blood  Flow 

Walking will ensure increased blood circulation, which is essential for the healthy functioning of muscles. As your body pumps more blood, your organs will  function better.

Improves Heart Health 

Better blood flow means better heart health. Studies have shown regular walks post meals can significantly reduce one's risk of coronary diseases.

Helps Avoid Cravings 

Walking helps you sleep well and sleep sooner. So this will prevent craving and unhealthy snacking which happens when you stay awake for long hours post dinner.

Precautions  To Take 

Do not overdo post-dinner walks, especially when you are starting out. Start with a 10-minute walk and keep the speed moderate. If you have health issues, check with  your doctor.