Top 5 Post-Meal Workouts
By Nina Syahira
January 30, 2014
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Preparing for the reunion dinner tonight? With the coming festivities and a long weekend, there will be a whole lot of eating in your near future. While it is important to watch what and how much you eat, allow yourself to enjoy this time with great food and company. But just in case you fear that you would accidentally stuff yourself silly and might have to hit the gym harder later to work it off, let us reassure you with some post-meal workout tips.
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Contrary to past beliefs, you can still do exercises after a big meal like the reunion dinner without feeling hungry again and eating more afterwards. In fact, science has proven that exercises actually helps to curb your hunger as it increases the levels of hormones called PYY, GLP-1 and PP that tell the brain when the stomach is full. It can even alter your appetite which is why increased physical activity is essential for weight management.
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Furthermore, exercising as we all know it gives tremendous benefits to your health. We just need to remember to wait for at least an hour before engaging in any of these activities after a big meal. It has been advised that light exercises are sufficient enough. This is to prevent blood from flowing towards the heart and muscles when it is supposed to go to the stomach and intestines for aid in digestion. By exercising, you help to lower the elevations in triglyceride levels that affect your risk of a heart disease.
Here are our top five ways to exercise after a big delicious reunion dinner or any meal in general!
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