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10-Minute Cardio Workout to Do When Bloated From Blogilates

Try Blogilates's 10-Minute, Low-Impact Cardio Workout When You're Feeling Bloated

If you've eaten a big meal, chances are you'll be bloated afterward — though bloating can come from other causes such as hormonal changes during a period cycle. Bloating is a natural part of digestion, and it's important to take note of how you're feeling and heed caution since you should not be doing heavy workouts right away (no one wants to feel even more uncomfortable after a big meal!). Cassey Ho, founder of Blogilates, has a cardio routine that she says is a great option to help decrease your bloat.

The key to the workout seen above are the low-impact exercises that are, as she describes, "gentle on the stomach." Some of them involve twisting, which can assist the digestive system in moving things along and relieving gas pain. These exercises include squatting floor touches; plank walk openers (similar to world's greatest stretch); side squats; curtsy lunges with a kick on the right and left side; squat to kick; prisoner stairs; lunge around the world with front, side, and back lunges; inchworms; and dancing dog with Downward Dog and Upward Facing Dog positions.

There are 10 bodyweight moves total, and you'll do them each for 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off. Plus, don't forget to load up on water to help minimize your bloat. You may also want to try this yoga flow for digestion from Adriene Mishler — it is gentle and aims to assist digestion, too.

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