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Exercises That Decrease Belly Bloat

15 Exercises to Reduce Post-Holiday Belly Bloat

Exercises That Decrease Belly Bloat
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During holiday feasts, it's easy to watch empty calories of goodness piling up on your plate, which can lead to one pressing problem: bloating. We get it, because we do it, too. You just overindulged and now you feel like plopping down on your couch for a quick nap, but that is quite the opposite of what you should do.

One study found that during rest, a significant proportion of gas was retained in the gut, but retention was significantly lower during exercise. What does that mean to you? If you want to get rid of bloating, you've got to get moving!

We reached out to Sarah Chadwell, NASM-CPT, for some help to beat the bloat and she told us there is a method for quick relief from bloating from overdoing holiday dinners: "It's actually quite easy to find some relief by getting up and getting your body moving." It's that simple.

Here are 15 easy exercises that she selected to reduce bloating.

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