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What is the best thing to do post eating?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Assume: a satisfying meal of meat and veggies, a rested (recovered) and alert state before and during the meal, a generalist health and performance goal, at any normal meal times.

What is the best thing to do post meal for optimal health and performance? Is it workout? Is it go for a walk? Is it stretch? Is it nap? Is it sit on the computer (I hope it's this one cause 2 out of 3 meals a day 5 days a week end this way for me)?

What do these activities do to digestion, nutrient absorption, etc.?

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on March 19, 2013
at 08:48 PM

Oh come on guys, I'm letting them soak.

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on March 19, 2013
at 07:32 PM

I second cleaning the dishes

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on March 19, 2013
at 06:38 PM

Clean the dishes...

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on March 19, 2013
at 06:37 PM

I don't know what's "best" but I personally like to walk after a meal: after bfast I usually walk to work (I'm lucky)...after lunch I walk around...after dinner I, well, am tired and rest. Interested to hear answers though

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Take a walk. Mark's Daily apple has tons of information about post-prandial walks and how awesome they are.

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on March 19, 2013
at 07:24 PM

A walk sounds like a good idea, however usually for me I am also sitting on my computer :P

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on March 19, 2013
at 06:39 PM

The parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated when you eat, the parasympathetic nervous system is the "rest and digest" part of your CNS. If you get too riled up after a meal your sympathetic nervous system takes over and the focus is taken away from digestion. So, if you want max digestion I would favor resting for a bit after a meal.

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on March 19, 2013
at 07:35 PM

Grab your partner and have sex :-P

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