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Walking Aids Digestion and Helps Your Heart After a Fatty Meal

Don't Take a Nap, Take a Walk Instead

Some of you have families that get active before the big Thanksgiving meal, playing a game of touch football, going for a hike, or running a few miles before gorging on the turkey and all the trimmings. If this doesn't sound like you're family, that's OK. But after your feast, encourage the family to go for a walk, instead of slumping onto the couch after the big feast. Walking after a rich meal actually reverses the arterial damage caused by fat.

Walking also aids digestion and can prevent heartburn if you're prone to it. Going for a brisk stroll will also offer some much needed fresh air to prevent getting sick and can help burn some of those calories you consumed. Not only that, but you can get away from the annoying relatives who ask those oh-so-personal questions about your love life. When you get back, if your stomach is still feeling uneasy, give these relaxing stretches a try.

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