Excersize or rest after eating?

@bunnybon7 (37399)
Holiday, Florida
November 21, 2015 8:15pm CST
This has always confused me. When I was growing up people said don't go into the water for a while after eating and they would often relax after a big meal. Sine then, I have heard people say and saw people " work it off" after they eat. So do you know what is really true? Do you work it off or rest to let it digest?
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• United States
22 Nov 15
If you go into the pool after eating you can get stomach cramps. I think the same can be said for strenous exercise such as running, jogging or biking. Those who do exercise right after eating most likely just walk. Walking at a slow and steady pace would be safest and avoiding going uphill. Of course if you've not had so much to eat then I suppose it wouldn't matter how fast you walk. I've read somewhere that exercising BEFORE eating is more beneficial as well as a full glass of water before brushing your teeth in the morning.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Nov 15
i think you are right and thanks for the heads up about before brushing
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@celticeagle (119803)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Nov 15
Drinking a glass of water before you eat will help you not eat as much too.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Nov 15
@celticeagle I have heard that
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@marlina (77795)
• Canada
22 Nov 15
I think it's better to exercise after you have a light food and wait 30 minutes. For swimming this is different. Wait 2 hours.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Nov 15
maybe different approaches for different circumstances. ?
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@just4him (126889)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Nov 15
Let it digest of course. The time for exercise is before you eat. The exercise keeps burning calories which is a good way to eat what you like and lose at the same time. You do need to wait an hour before going in the water otherwise you could get cramp and the possibility of drowning.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 15
that is something i always heard . don't go in the water for a while
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
22 Nov 15
I like to let a little time pass after I eat before any exercise.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Nov 15
i would think that best.
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@norcal (3214)
• Nevada City, California
22 Nov 15
I don't know about swimming, but if you are doing a hard workout, it is better to do it before eating. I think a leisurely stroll would be fine for after a meal.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Nov 15
that or rest a while and "work it off" later
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• United States
24 Nov 15
if'n ya go swimmin' within 'bout'n hour 'fter ya eat, it can make ya purty ill. lots'f folks take walks 'n the like 'fter they eat, no harm in doin' such. some say it aids in digestion.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 15
i have heard that and the opposite also. confusing huh?
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• United States
27 Nov 15
@bunnybon7 indeed. fortunately i aint a water dog 'n don't fret such.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
22 Nov 15
I have a tendency not to eat that much so I would rather go for a walk and get rid of it that way.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 15
i used to eat a lot. not so much these days as most everything gives me indigestion . plus i can no longer do a lot of excersize
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• Vancouver, Washington
26 Nov 15
@bunnybon7 That's the thing a lot of people can't do that any more so we do what we can so thats what you do what you can.
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
22 Nov 15
There is a lot of confusion about going into the water, you have not to go into the water if the digestion already started, that it usually happens from half an hour up to an hour after eating. Hard work and exercise are better in the morning, never after eating, but it's also wrong to go to sleep.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 15
really? the men in my family almost always went for a nap even sitting up after a big meal.
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
26 Nov 15
@bunnybon7 If you go for a nap after a big meal your body does not burn many calories and you gain weight.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
22 Nov 15
Personally I would rather do a workout before I ate and then take a nice shower and enjoy a good meal. Not too much but just enough to make me feel good.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Nov 15
that sounds like the best idea. then rest.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
27 Nov 15
@bunnybon7 I have always worked out before dinner. If you eat too much you can always take a nice long walk and then come home and rest.. Walking will get your food moving around and help it settle down and digest.
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• United States
22 Nov 15
I can't work out immediately after eating. A light walk maybe but at least 1-2 before exercising! Or else I'll throw my food up, lol.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Nov 15
i am thinking it is better to either relax or do something light. like dishes as grandma used to only do dishes and sit a while. she lived to 88yrs.
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• United States
22 Nov 15
@bunnybon7 Yes, light activities would work!!
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@Traceyjayne (1154)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 15
After a big meal I like a rest. Usually either a sleep or just sitting watching tv. I think if I exercised straight after eating I would be sick.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Nov 15
that happens to e if I do to much. I just took a nap after eating. lol. couldn't help it
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@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Nov 15
I had al ways heard the food will not digest properl y when you go in right after you eat and I found if I went swimming right after eating I would get a bad stomach ache so I just wait for a while before getting in the p ool.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Nov 15
but do you rest or take a walk after eating?
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Nov 15
I was brought up the same way you were, relaxing after eating before exercising or swimming.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 15
yes that is how all the adults were and especially after a meal like we are having tomorrow.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
@bunnybon7 Yes, exactly. I am still that way. I have to wait for my 'food to settle' before I clean up after eating.
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 15
I remember getting so frustrated as a child when my father wouldn't let us go swimming for an hour after eating, but I don't think it applied to any other form of exercise.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 15
i am not sure either but i do know most people feel just tired and sleepy if they eat a lot. except kids.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
27 Nov 15
Mild exercise like going for a walk feels the best to me.
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@celticeagle (119803)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Nov 15
You exercise before. I have heard that if you exercise correctly you will still be burning calories when you eat.
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@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
26 Nov 15
It is said by health experts that we should exercise at least two hours after eating . And i stick to that .
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
22 Nov 15
I have read that a walk is the best thing to do after eating. I would certainly not swim or exercise hard
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@jstory07 (69751)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Nov 15
I always heard that it is not good to go into the water and swim after you have eaten a meal. After an hour you can swim.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Nov 15
yes. I always was told that as a child up
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