Eating too much can feel a lot like canceling plans: It's a huge relief at first, but then you're left alone with the consequences. Next time you go HAM at your favourite restaurant, instead of mentally calculating each calorie and signing up for 12 spin classes, consider some light movement. Exercise after eating too much can actually help with digestion, get your circulation pumping, and give you a little bit of energy, so, you know, you can feel more like yourself. Ready to move?
Here are some tips we follow after eating too much
1) Do Some Yoga: An intense workout might be too aggressive. But yoga can get your insides moving and your body back to feeling normal (read: less bloated) in 15 minutes. Try the Sukhasana pose and/or the Anuloma viloma (nasal) breathing). Repeat two to three times. The calming response triggered by yoga can help prompt the body to rest and digest.
2) Go for a Walk: Whether it's a quick walk around the block or a longer stroll through the neighborhood, walking is a good low-impact exercise and will help regulate the digestion process. 3) Work the Core: Believe it or not, core exercises after eating too much can actually help ease any post-dinner distress. Strong core muscles can help with healthy bowel movements. So, try standing crunches, lunges and twists, or planks - just to name a few. Check out our site for some of our favorite core workouts.
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