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Walking Helps You Rebound After the Gorge

Some of you have families that get active on Thanksgiving and some of you don't. Regardless, if you play touch football before your feast, you should definitely go for a walk after it. Walking, strolling even, aids digestion.

Gravity helps keep your food moving through the proper channels, which is necessary if you have stuffed yourself silly. Even better, take a walk before you eat too. Getting moving premeal is kind of like paying it forward for your cardiovascular system.

So take a walk with your loved ones, instead of plopping on the couch to watch a game before or after your feast. If you need to escape some overbearing relatives a breath of fresh air, this is the perfect excuse to get out of the house and go for a stroll.


ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that's definitely something that's smart - if you walk around a bit after having some of that delicious meal. i know that this year for myself, my fiance and i threw the frisbee around a bit after dinner (or lunch as it was this week) and that's how we got our food to process and settle a bit better. it beats taking the post meal nap - that's for sure.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
So my mother decided (at the last minute) to invite over this family from their church so we had 6 extra people at Thanksgiving. The house was jammed with people and I was so stressed out...I HAD to take a walk after dinner just to get a little peace and quiet! I came back a lot calmer and in a much better mood.
DoctorBunBun DoctorBunBun 8 years
I'm visiting my family in Florida, and the weather is LOVELY! :) So I'll definitely be taking a stroll outside after the feast.
kia kia 8 years
We may be getting a frosting of snow today but will still be outside for a small hike after dinner.
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