Walk a Hundred Steps After a Meal, Live to Ninety-Nine

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As the saying goes: "Walk a hundred steps after a meal and live to ninety-nine".

Many people are used to taking a walk outdoors after meals. Walking after a meal can promote gastrointestinal motility, help digestion and absorption of food, and can also make the body and mind happy and relieve the fatigue of the whole day, but only by mastering the correct walking method can the effect of health care be achieved.

Taking a walk after a meal helps digestion in the intestines, relaxes tension, and is also helpful for strengthening the body.

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Scientific way of walking

1. Walking time

You can't take a walk immediately after a meal, you should take a walk 30 minutes after a meal.

After a full meal, the stomach is very full, and most of the blood flows to the gastrointestinal tract to help food digestion and absorption. Immediate exercise after a meal will quickly distribute blood to the body surface, affecting food digestion, leading to indigestion or abdominal pain.

Therefore, it is best to rest for about 30 minutes after a meal, and then go for a walk outdoors.

2. Control walking speed

When walking, you must master the appropriate speed. Walking too fast will make the blood flow to the motor system quickly, affect the digestion and absorption of food, and induce stomach problems.

Especially the elderly are prone to blood pressure drop after meals. Walking too fast after meals will affect digestion and absorption, leading to hypotension.

Many people take brisk walks and intensive walks after meals, thinking that exercising in this way will have a better effect. On the contrary, their physical fitness cannot keep up with the walking speed, causing physical damage.

3. Master the walking posture

Do not bend over when walking, choose comfortable shoes of appropriate size to avoid excessive wear and tear on limbs and joints caused by wrong walking style. When walking, keep your whole body relaxed, hold your head up, hold your belly in, look forward, and swing your arms along with your walking posture.

Especially for the elderly and obese people, exercise should be from light to heavy and moderate, and do not exceed the range that you can bear, which will increase the body load and lead to disease.

4. Walking environment

Many people are used to walking along the road, but the vehicle exhaust on the road will emit too many harmful substances, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. Long-term inhalation by the human body will harm the respiratory system, immune system and cardiovascular system.

If the walk is stimulated by the cold wind, the blood vessels will constrict, the sweat glands will be stimulated, and the cold wind blowing on the head will cause headaches, etc., so keep warm.

Who can't take a walk after a meal?

1. Anemia

Anemic people have low red blood cell counts. After a full meal, most of the blood flows to the stomach. Walking after a meal can cause cerebral ischemia and hypoxia, headache, dizziness or syncope, and aggravate the symptoms of anemia.

For those who are prone to illness, the body is prone to illness and has poor physique. If you take a walk after a meal, it may increase the burden on your body and make the condition worse.

For example, patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, patients with gastroptosis. Stomach digestion is not good, walking will make the food in the stomach increase the burden on the stomach, causing the stomach to sag even more.

2. Coronary heart disease

After a full meal, the heart will continue to expel blood to provide enough blood for the gastrointestinal tract to digest food. Patients with coronary heart disease who exercise immediately after meals can easily cause angina pectoris or myocardial infarction. The exercise time should be arranged one hour after meals, and the walking speed should not be too fast.

No matter which way you walk, the most important thing is to choose the one that suits you.

Walking after a meal is good for health, but it is not suitable for everyone, especially the above-mentioned patients who cannot take a walk immediately after a meal, so as not to cause adverse effects on the body.

A normal person generally walks about 60 steps per minute, and the arms are slowly thrown away. If you are old and have bad legs and feet, you can stop and go, and do what you can according to your physical condition.

For hypertensive patients, the forefoot should touch the ground, and the heel must not touch the ground first, otherwise the brain will vibrate constantly and easily cause dizziness.

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When going for a walk after a meal, it is recommended to wear a smart watch. It can not only track your walking status, such as distance and steps, so that you can walk within a suitable range, but also monitor your physical conditions at any time, such as heart rate, blood pressure, etc.


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