Health Fitness

Walking can help digestion

In many countries it has been known for a long time that a walk is one of the greatest aids to digesting food correctly. In our fast-paced lives, we tend to eat and rest afterwards because we’ve been working so hard and we need a break. A better way might be to eat a small lunch or dinner and then go for a walk. Walking is one of the most natural forms of exercise, and its mild, low impact is extremely valuable to overall health and well-being.

If you’re at a workplace after lunch, find a friend and walk around the block a few times before heading back to your desk. You can even go out on a break and take a mini-constitution, a 5 or 10 minute walk. At home, while doing housework, set a timer, take a break, and leave the house for a few minutes. Take a walk in the park and walk examining the beautiful flowers in the gardens. Remember to carry a cell phone with you. Find a ladder that you can go up, up and down a few times a day.

As you walk, your body will receive more oxygen, your mind will rest from the routine of daily work, and your digestive system will benefit from movement. Aerobic exercise is key to helping improve your digestion and will also help relieve gas. Let your mind wander as you walk, look at the clouds as you did as a child looking for animal shapes. Let the stresses of the day wash out of your body, this releases energy to aid in digestion.

Walking is a wonderful way to improve your digestive and general health and spend quality time with your friends and family. Check with your doctor to see how much exercise he recommends.

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